If you are asked by your boss to develop a project using VJ++, go on please. If you are just learning Java, throw VJ++ away. In the latter case, you can download a JDK1.2.2 or 1.3 from java.sun.com.
In my eyes, VJ++ is not Java but it is a destruct ion of Java. Trust me, my friend.
You should first use JDK. After you are experienced, you may use IDES such as Jbuilder, Visual Age for Java, Visual Cafe for Java. netBean, CafeShop.....