MFC Fundamentals: GDI, SDI, MDI, Event
handling, Message map, Modeless and modal dialogs, Common
controls, Document-view architecture, Printing GUI,
Context-sensitive help, DLL, ActiveX controls, Internet
explorer, Bitmaps, Memory management and many more.
MFC Advanced: Component Object
Model (COM), Automation, Uniform Data Transfer (UDT), Structured
storage, Object Linking Embedding (OLE), Active Template Library
(ATL), ActiveX controls.
MFC, Winsock & WinInet: Winsock/WinInet, IIS
and ISAPI programming, ActiveX document server & Internet,
Setting up IIS web server and FTP server.
latest MFC class library.
C++/CLI/C++ .NET programming tutorial.
Windows network programming in .NET with C#, C++/CLI and VB .NET
program and project examples.
The completed MFC projects
in this tutorial are available at
MFC project download page. Have a nice coding day!
Windows/non-Windows User Interface (UI) libraries/frameworks:
Windows Template Library (WTL) is a C++ library for
developing Windows applications and UI components. It extends
ATL (Active Template Library) and provides a set of classes for
controls, dialogs, frame windows, GDI objects, and more.
The Win32++ - C++ library used to build windows applications
which running on a wide range of free compilers, including
Visual Studio Express and Dev-C++. Win32++ has been designed to
be easy to use, and simple to understand hence an ideal starting
point for anyone learning to program for windows using C++. It
also caters for the needs of professional developers, providing
them with a framework that is robust, efficient and flexible.
Win32++ supports all Windows operating systems, from Windows 95
through to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008. It also supports
the Windows CE operating system which runs on runs on the
various Pocket PCs, Smart Phones, as well as industrial devices
and embedded systems. It is a
Open Foundation Classes (OFC) - a frameset of C++ classes
for applications running under windows (32bit). They are 100%
compatible with the MFC and will be improved in various ways.
All not compatible parts are signed with a prefix. It is a GNU
Library or Lesser General Public License (LGPL).
Foundation Classes (FFC) - an open source library
designed for compiling MFC/ATL applications by gcc.
Visual Component Library (VCL) - is visual part of Delphi's
object oriented class library. Delphi's class library consists
of a huge number of classes descending from
TObject, the root object, and the VCL generally comprises
the classes that descend from
TComponent. Thus VCL classes are generally termed
components. It was developed by Borland for use in its Delphi
C++ Builder software development environment. It is written
Object Pascal. Much of the popularity of VCL comes from its
tight integration with visual RAD tools from Borland. A
cross-platform equivalent of VCL called CLX (Component Library
for Cross Platform) was later developed for use in Delphi, C++
Builder and Kylix, it was however abandoned in favor of VCL.
Object Windows Library (OWLNext) is a modern update and
extension of Borland's Object Windows Library for writing GUI
applications in standard C++ on Microsoft Windows. With support
for a wide range of modern compilers, OWLNext provides a
migration path for legacy OWL applications written in Borland
C++. OWLNext is maintained and supported by the user community.
Visual Component Library (JVCL) consists of a large
collection (currently ca 500) visual and non-visual components
which can be instantly reused in your Delphi, Kylix and C++
Builder projects. The library is grouped into several categories
such as Enhanced Standard, Visual, Non-Visual, Data Aware and
many, many more. The library is released to the public under the
terms of the Mozilla Public License (MPL) and as such can be
freely used in both freeware, shareware, open source and
GuiToolkit MFC Extension - open source GUI library which
contains a complete set of classes based on MFC, that allows you
to build applications with nice and sophisticated interfaces
such as Visual Studio .NET, Office 2003 etc. The primary target
is to have a complete free library that can be used without
restrictions and suitable to user or programmers needs. This
class set includes file management, connection through ADO, up
to complex user’s interface classes.
BCGControlBar Professional is an MFC extension library that
allows you to create the most advanced user interfaces in the
world. It combines an easy to use and very powerful feature set
implemented by highly customizable collection of MFC extension
Smartwin++ - an open source C++ GUI library which is free
C++ GUI and SOAP library for developing Windows applications
both on Desktop, Pocket PC, Windows Mobile or Windows CE based
systems. You can freely use SmartWin++ for commercial
applications and for Open Source applications. SmartWin++ was
initially made to replace MFC and WTL but today thank to
WineLib it can also be used on non-Windows systems. It is a
modern designed C++ library which uses STL where possible and
boost where needed, but if you download SmartWin++ you don't
need to bother downloading boost, everything you need is bundled
in the download except for the C++ compiler.
CodeProject Ultimate Toolbox open source MFC - MFC libraries
More, such as Qt C++, wxWidgets, GTK+, Fox toolkit, Cocoa (Mac
OS X only, Objective C), Carbon (Mac OS only, C) etc.