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Smart List classes

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Wrapper classes for MFC list classes the extend their functionality
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    This article presents a number of list classes that encapsulate the MFC list classes. This code is in use in production code and has been fully tested. But, should any users out there find any bugs or improvements, please send them to me.

    The code is absolutely free and can be used as you see fit, but just leave my e-mail address in the code. Enjoy.

    The classes

    There are two template classes and one normal class defined here.

    CMyList (template)

    This class is a wrapper for the CList MFC template class. It adds extra functionality and allows its member items to serialise themselves properly (important for schema versioning).

    CMyTypedPtrList (template)

    This class is a wrapper for the CTypedPtrList MFC template class. The items pointed to will be properly deleted thus causing no memory leaks. Use the list just like you would a CObList. For example...
    CMyTypedPtrList<CYourItem> list1(true);
    list1.AddHead(new CYourItem());
    list1.RemoveAll(); // no memory leak!


    This class is a wrapper for the CObList MFC class. The items pointed to will be properly deleted thus causing no memory leaks.


    This article was updated April 6, 2000 to include the updates as detailed by Andreas Müller.

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    This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)


    About the Author

    Simon Hughes
    Software Developer (Senior)
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    C++ and C# Developer for 21 years. Microsoft Certified.

    UK Senior software developer / team leader.

    I've been writing software since 1985. I pride myself on designing and creating software that is first class. That means it has to be fast, scalable, and with good use of design patterns.

    I have done everything from risk analysis and explosion modelling, banking systems, to highly scalable multi-threaded arrival and departure screens in many leading airports, to state of the art wireless warehouse systems.

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    Comments and Discussions

    GeneralCMyObList error Pin
    mirano23-Feb-06 0:32
    membermirano23-Feb-06 0:32 
    GeneralCumulating when serialization Lists of Lists Pin
    Andreas Müller30-Mar-00 23:01
    sussAndreas Müller30-Mar-00 23:01 
    GeneralRe: Cumulating when serialization Lists of Lists Pin
    Simon Hughes31-Mar-00 6:29
    sussSimon Hughes31-Mar-00 6:29 

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