Yes decided to leave the site alone for a while to allow the spam-bot thing do it's thing. I took the oppertunity to look into/do some research into Visual Studio & which version would be suitable with windows XP.
This info may help others who might find themselves here. The version you can install is dictated in the main by the Dot Net Framework version as Visual Studio requires the relevant dot net framework installed which in the case of Windows XP (last DotNet for XP) "DotNet framework version 4.0" it needs to be installed with your OS. Now I have trawled a few sites looking at what the latest version would be for Windows XPSP3 & it is "Visual Studio 2010" which is going back some when the current vers at the time of writing is 2019. I have found it quite difficult to grab a 2010 version as we are talking old School but I elected to download an offline iso version called OFFLINESOFTWARES.COM_VS2010Express.iso. Not content with just downloading it (which incidently is 693Mb) I have scanned the iso with 2 virus checkers to check for malware & viruses, I do not have any affiliation with the VStudio website it was just the first one which I was successful in downloading it from. I would post the link but I will need to check if it is permissable here first. I think fully installed needs 2.2Gb of your HDD space.
Anyway My little rant over where/which Visual Studio 2010 which may or may not help others now is concluded. I think I will need to clear some HDD space to install it as it needs a fair amount of space. Okay "if" "Else" it is then re not using goto statements
I have been undertaking some house keeping as I needed to clear some hard drive space to install Visual Studio Vers 2010. I have done so but it seems to be defaulting to C++ rather than "C" Will the editor accept "C" code rather than C++?