Microsoft Visual C++ .NET 2003 Kick Start is targeted toward developers interested in making the jump to .NET, working programmers already familiar with another programming language or the previous version of VS. Visual C++ .NET 2003 Kick Start speeds through basic concepts and focuses on practical examples and benefits of moving to VC++ .NET. This book explains how VC++ code interacts with the .NET Framework, the extra capabilities of VC++ compared to VB.NET and C# in .NET code interoperability, how to use Windows Forms (a new feature for VC++ .NET in the 2003 edition), and how to migrate from Visual Studio 6 and COM. The author covers the use of managed and unmanaged Visual C++ code, using both types for most examples. Full of code examples, tips, and professional insights, this book provides maximum learning with minimum investment of time and effort.