Extending the MFC Library
Add Useful Reusable Features to the Microsoft Foundation Class Library
AUTHOR: Schmitt, David A.
PUBLISHER: Addison Wesley Professional
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The Microsoft#65533; Foundation Classes (MFC) simplify Windows#65533; applicationsdevelopment and boost programming power by allowing you to implement featuresof an application as an MFC extension. Extending the MFC Libraryteaches techniques for extracting reusable objects from your applications andprovides project code for sample extensions ready to run on disk.
If you're an MFC programmer who hasn't yet worked with extensions, this bookshows you how to effectively create and package your reusable components asextensions. If you're not an MFC programmer but have basic Windows and Cprogramming knowledge, this book provides a focused and concise entr#65533;einto MFC programming. Chapters 1 through 4 present an overview of MFC and aquick course in C++ and MFC extensibility techniques. Chapters 5 through 13present case studies of MFC extensions that tap into the power of MFC toprovide you with practical reusable features. These projects show you how toextend MFC with progress bars, page layout controls, localization services, andobject-oriented tree views.
Extending the MFC Library covers:
- basic C++ and MFC features that lend themselves to extensibility andreusability
- accepted coding practices and how to sensibly employ them when designing MFCextensions
- eight different extension projects that walk readers through the process ofdesign, creation, and customization of extensions
- tips on how to package several MFC extensions as OLE Controls that can beused in non-MFC programs.
Included is an Extension Class Reference "manual" that describes the book'sextension classes in quick reference format--this template is also provided ondisk as a Word 6 file. The disk contains the book's project code packaged as aclass library, plus InstallShieldExpress Lite, a visual environment forcreating installations for Windows applications
Extending the MFC Library is an essential guide to getting the most outof the Microsoft Foundation Classes. With the information you need toeffectively implement features as extensions, your growing MFC toolbox willmake every project easier.
PUBLICATION DATE: 2/22/1996