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WFC Technical Note 001 - Library Overview

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Win32 Foundation Classes (WFC) is a library of C++ classes that extend Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC) to do NT specific things. Microsoft has chosen to focus their efforts on making MFC do pretty GUI things rather that application development things. MFC views the world through GUI colored glasses. There's no real support for doing any sort of interesting application in MFC. Oh sure, there's database support but that is GUI-slanted (assumes the application will present the database in a GUI).

Peaceful Coexistence

My strategy in building applications is to divide the problem into two domains, Engine and Interface. The Engine is what does what the application is supposed to do.

Samuel R. Blackburn