Hello! I'm beginning learning C++ and I was wondering, does Visual Studio 6.0 support all of the language features or is it too outdated now? If so are there any free compilers/linkers that I can use for windows programming? I'm also worried about the windows API headers being outdated as I plan to get windows 7 soon.
Also, I noticed that the windows controls in VS6.0, like buttons and textboxes, don't even have the XP style and they look more like windows 98 style. Why is that and can I change it somehow?