well i'm learning from a book and the author likes dev c++ but it won't work on my computer... I think a better way for me ask the question is: Will code that runs in dev c++ work on visual c++? if not is there I can make it work?
In Dev-C++ IDE, go to menu Tools --> Compiler Options. then in each of the tabs make sure that it shows the full path to evrything. Such as Binaries: c:\dev-cpp\bin. There are some instructions on bloodshed.net's forums that says Dev-C++ has some problems on Vista and that's the way to fix them. Worked for me :)