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Cygnus (1) [Avatar] Offline
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Does anyone have any insights into the future of C++/CLI? It seemed like there was a lot of buzz when it first came out, but now it seems like Microsoft is ignoring it and focusing on C#. I can't stand switching languages all the time and C# leaves some things to be desired, so it sure would be nice if there were more of a future for C++/CLI which I think should be made the preeminent language for .Net development.
Nish (16) [Avatar] Offline
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Re: C++/CLI future
Hello Cygnus,

I honestly do not think that C++/CLI will ever be the #1 language for .NET - that will always be C# closely followed by VB.NET.

C++/CLI will continue to be the #1 language for mixed-mode programming and for interop scenarios.

As to switching between various languages, these days most developers will have to work on at least 2 different languages (usually more). Times have changed I guess.