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Convert Win32 Console Application to MFC

, 10 Dec 2011
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If you have chosen Win32 console based application while using New Project Wizard, and later you realize you need to add MFC support, here is a trick.
Assuming you have Console based application created with MFC support (i.e., you have not chosen MFC support while using New Project Wizard).
 
In this Tip/Trick, I am not going into detailed steps of how to create a new project and all. I assume you know all these and face a real life problem of adding MFC support to existing applications.
 
Follow these simple steps and your application will have MFC support.
Here I am using project name as MyApp and IDE is Visual Studio 2008.
  1. Open your project.
  2. In Project Menus --> Select MyApp Properties(MyApp -> name of my project)
  3. In Configuration Properties -> General -> Use of MFC, select Use MFC in a Shared DLL option.
     
  4. Add the following line in your stdafx.h file.
    #define _ATL_CSTRING_EXPLICIT_CONSTRUCTORS      // some CString constructors will be explicit
    
    #ifndef VC_EXTRALEAN
    #define VC_EXTRALEAN            // Exclude rarely-used stuff from Windows headers
    #endif
     
    #include <afx.h>
    #include <afxwin.h>         // MFC core and standard components
    #include <afxext.h>         // MFC extensions
    #ifndef _AFX_NO_OLE_SUPPORT
    #include <afxdtctl.h>           // MFC support for Internet Explorer 4 Common Controls
    #endif
    #ifndef _AFX_NO_AFXCMN_SUPPORT
    #include <afxcmn.h>                     // MFC support for Windows Common Controls
    #endif // _AFX_NO_AFXCMN_SUPPORT
    
    #include <iostream>
Now your application has MFC support, now you can use any MFC Class, Function or Structure.
 
Happy programming!

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