MICROSOFT FOUNDATION CLASS LIBRARY : Main
AppWizard has created this Main application for you. This application
not only demonstrates the basics of using the Microsoft Foundation classes
but is also a starting point for writing your application.
This file contains a summary of what you will find in each of the files that
make up your Main application.
This file (the project file) contains information at the project level and
is used to build a single project or subproject. Other users can share the
project (.dsp) file, but they should export the makefiles locally.
This is the main header file for the application. It includes other
project specific headers (including Resource.h) and declares the
CMainApp application class.
This is the main application source file that contains the application
This is a listing of all of the Microsoft Windows resources that the
program uses. It includes the icons, bitmaps, and cursors that are stored
in the RES subdirectory. This file can be directly edited in Microsoft
This file contains information used by ClassWizard to edit existing
classes or add new classes. ClassWizard also uses this file to store
information needed to create and edit message maps and dialog data
maps and to create prototype member functions.
This is an icon file, which is used as the application's icon. This
icon is included by the main resource file Main.rc.
This file contains resources that are not edited by Microsoft
Visual C++. You should place all resources not editable by
the resource editor in this file.
For the main frame window:
These files contain the frame class CMainFrame, which is derived from
CMDIFrameWnd and controls all MDI frame features.
This bitmap file is used to create tiled images for the toolbar.
The initial toolbar and status bar are constructed in the CMainFrame
class. Edit this toolbar bitmap using the resource editor, and
update the IDR_MAINFRAME TOOLBAR array in Main.rc to add
For the child frame window:
These files define and implement the CChildFrame class, which
supports the child windows in an MDI application.
AppWizard creates one document type and one view:
MainDoc.h, MainDoc.cpp - the document
These files contain your CMainDoc class. Edit these files to
add your special document data and to implement file saving and loading
MainView.h, MainView.cpp - the view of the document
These files contain your CMainView class.
CMainView objects are used to view CMainDoc objects.
This is an icon file, which is used as the icon for MDI child windows
for the CMainDoc class. This icon is included by the main
resource file Main.rc.
Other standard files:
These files are used to build a precompiled header (PCH) file
named Main.pch and a precompiled types file named StdAfx.obj.
This is the standard header file, which defines new resource IDs.
Microsoft Visual C++ reads and updates this file.
AppWizard uses "TODO:" to indicate parts of the source code you
should add to or customize.
If your application uses MFC in a shared DLL, and your application is
in a language other than the operating system's current language, you
will need to copy the corresponding localized resources MFC42XXX.DLL
from the Microsoft Visual C++ CD-ROM onto the system or system32 directory,
and rename it to be MFCLOC.DLL. ("XXX" stands for the language abbreviation.
For example, MFC42DEU.DLL contains resources translated to German.) If you
don't do this, some of the UI elements of your application will remain in the
language of the operating system.
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