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Microsoft Visual Studio is a collection of IDEs for various programming languages; Visual C 2008 is a member of this suite and is geared towards C development in a Microsoft environment.
Microsoft Visual C 2008 is an older version of Visual C. It contains the standard items that every Microsoft Visual Studio IDE contains: a syntax highlighting editor, visual debugger, testing tools, and more. This is not the newest version, but if you have an older computer or for some reason require an older version of this program, Microsoft Visual C 2008 is an excellent choice for development. If you're planning on deploying your C applications to other operating systems, like Linux, you may wish to reconsider. Certain features of this IDE cause incompatibilities with Linux text editors and compilers.
However, if you're just developing for Windows, you couldn't make a better choice. It features a very quick text suggestion tool as well as syntax highlighting and block differentiation tools. It also has a built-in compiler with debugging information. Essentially, it's an all-in-one for C development. Any solo C developer can drastically speed up operations with this. Of course, there's always the disadvantage that it's a proprietary product, so some of the more advanced features may not be completely free. By and large, though, it's a very solid and free product that any level of C developer can use.
An integrated development environment for C++
A Free Development program for Windows
Powerful environment for the development of applications
Enables users to quickly write in Microsoft's legacy programming language