By Mike Blaszczak
Formerly introduced as progressive advisor to MFC Programming with visible C++ five, 2d Ed. Revised and up to date for visible C++ five, this is often the third revision of Mike Blaszczak's significantly acclaimed e-book protecting specialist thoughts for MFC clients. who's this booklet for? This booklet is for pro builders with a wish to get less than the covers of the Microsoft starting place periods to determine why Microsoft applied issues the best way they did. an exceptional seize of C++ and a few home windows programming wisdom are assumed. What does it conceal? This e-book makes a speciality of using the Microsoft origin periods to boost software program. in fact, 'software' is a really huge time period - a few readers are without doubt drawn to writing low-level technical purposes that would no longer also have a consumer interface, whereas others might be attracted to coding form-oriented purposes that do little extra the knowledge validation and formatting ahead of they hand the data off to a database server. whenever you will not be writing a database server, you'll write a number of utilities, a few DLLs, an ActiveX keep watch over or even an OLE record server, in addition to analyzing Microsoft's Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) and knowledge entry gadgets (DAO) ideas. on the very finish of the e-book, we glance at what MFC presents to make programming for the net more straightforward. This booklet provides a close dialogue of nearly all of periods found in Microsoft's software framework library. whereas it issues out what parameters are required for the member services of these sessions, it concentrates extra on describing what software the periods fairly supply. it may be noticeable category named CWnd will most likely give you the performance inherent in a window, however it will not be visible whilst a few category derivatives are extra applicable than others, precisely how gadgets of that type are created and destroyed, or what interplay that category has with others within the framework. we should always say that there are some things this ebook does not do. it's not an workout in advertising hype, simply because even supposing Mike works for Microsoft, and whereas he will be greatly interested by the group's product, he does not intend to gloss over concerns which are difficulties, or be shy approximately displaying workarounds which are quicker than the best way issues have been meant to be. It doesn't beat the smooth beneficial properties of visible C++ to dying. these large amenities are that you can become aware of. as a substitute, the booklet discusses the main points that arise while your paintings with the visible C++ AppWizards is whole: the true code that might make your software the easiest promoting software, the quickest software, or the main versatile embedded item on the town. Key parts: Microsoft Developer Studio and the Wizards unraveled finished rationalization of MFC's document/view structure find out how to tweak your purposes to perfection MFC help for the home windows universal controls defined in complete observe the best way to write secure, safe, multithreaded purposes Compound record servers and boxes defined tips to application ActiveX controls and keep watch over boxes Use MFC to enforce net shopper and server performance what is designated approximately this ebook? The booklet is written via Mike Blaszczak, a number one member of the MFC improvement staff and uniquely certified to supply perception into the underlying constitution of the category library. It represents the main finished exam of programming suggestions inside and whereas utilizing MFC.|AUTHORBIO:Mike Blaszczak lobbied his high-school precept till he was once allowed to graduate six months early. In 1988, he moved to Hartford, Connecticut and attended the collage of Hartford part-time. Disgruntled by way of the inability of a complicated placement curriculum on the university, he give up taking periods and targeting operating tough and being profitable. After operating - and touring greatly - for a small consulting company in Blooomfield, Connecticut, he took a place in Microsoft's Consulting providers in March of 1992. In November of 1993, Mike joined the improvement group, engaged on the Microsoft starting place periods in Redmond, Washington. Mike authorised a advertising (which is Latin for 'lateral move') to application supervisor and was once, for a time, answerable for coping with the advance, documentation and supply of the Microsoft beginning periods and the C Run-time Libraries. Mike determined that fidgeting with playing cards was once even more enjoyable than fidgeting with schedules, so he laterally got rid of himself again to the advance crew. Mike has formerly been released in Byte journal, Microsoft structures magazine, machine Buyer's international journal and in books released via Que and Microsoft Press. Mike does displays anywhere they are going to invite him again. He likes bearing on himself in third-person. Mike is at present chargeable for telling all of his pals concerning the principles in ice hockey, saving up funds to shop for one other vowel for his final identify, getting nicer strings for his bass guitar and finishing a number of layout and improvement initiatives when it comes to MFC. you could write to Mike at 76360,157 on CompuServe. He additionally solutions net mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mail despatched care of The Goose Pub and Eatery can be responded yet isn't really bound to succeed in the writer. Titles via this writer specialist MFC with VC++ five Programming progressive advisor to MFC four Programming with visible C++ progressive advisor to Win32 Programming with visible C++|TOC:1: The Microsoft Developer Studio
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H, starting at about line 30. MFC Libraries The Microsoft Foundation Classes are provided in library as well as source form. The libraries that you'll link to when you build an MFC application include the standard Windows API libraries, as well as any additional special-purpose libraries that you need, such as those for OLE support. There are several different ways to use MFC. The first is to statically-link MFC directly into the application or the DLL you're writing, and contributes very directly to the on-disk executable image size.
FILEFLAGSMASK The FILEFLAGSMASK field indicates which bits in the FILEFLAGS field are valid, by which I mean that this field should indicate the bits which FILEFLAGS could possibly have set. For Windows NT, Windows 95 and Win32s applications, this should be 0x0000003F. FILEFLAGS The FILEFLAGS field contains a flag describing the purpose of the file's build. The following table describes the valid flag settings for this field: Flag Description VS_FF_DEBUG A debug build VS_FF_PRERELEASE A work-in-progress FILEOS The FILEOS field specifies the operating system that the file was targeted for.
To this end, Windows provides the ability to manage different resolutions of the same graphical resource. The icon and the cursor editor windows have drop-down list boxes that allow you to choose the image size and resolution you wish to render. Your program can load the same resource ID, but different icons would be loaded at runtime, depending on the target of the drawing operation. Graphical resources are different from other resource types because they don't actually store their data in the resource script file.