VisualStudio - Microsoft's Visual Studio IDE. The most widely spread IDE for several programming languages such as C++/CLI, C#, J# (till 2005) and VisualBasic, as well as several web-programming languages in the WebDeveloper version. The current version is Visual Studio 2010.
There is an Express Edition available for free (that may also be used commercially with no constraints) with all necessary features.
For C++ development, use Microsoft® Visual C++® 2010 Express, also known as Visual C++ 10.0 (VC10).
|Visual C++ 2010||VC10|
|Visual C++ 2008||VC9|
|Visual C++ 2005||VC8|
|Visual C++ 2003||VC7.1|
|Visual C++ 2002||VC7.0|
See also: VisualStudio (Wikipedia)