Hi, Just installed the Visual C++ 2005 express edition from Microsoft. but the only option i get to create a new application similar to the win32 gui application in Devcpp is the one under clr>>Windows form project. I understand that that is the one that uses the common language runtime in the .Net Framework. But that wouldn't work under win98 systems would it?? I read somewhere that we need to install the platform sdk. Any ideas or suggestions?