Although the example in this chapter isn’t the most exciting program ever written, it demonstrates some key C++ development points. It introduces the Visual Studio .NET IDE and the ability to compile and link a program, and it serves as an introduction to the C++ language.
Now there’s no turning back. Every new C++ and Visual Studio .NET feature that you learn about will fire your imagination to learn more and be productive. Software development can be an exciting world.
Finally, don’t forget to have some fun. Go back and try a few variations on the example program, click a few menus, and become familiar with the environment. You have nothing to lose.