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How does MS Word or Visio display a page ? Is it VC++ Doc/View architecture ?


Posted 23-Jun-13 7:10am

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MS Word does not use MFC features or libraries. The technologies seen in MS Word (toolbar buttons, customizations, etc.) were all developed natively using "MS-Word only" code, I believe "always" before the features showed up in any Visual C++ libraries or features.

Visio was developed by a third party company and acquired by Microsoft. My understanding is that it had a similar development history as MS Word but I don't know as many details. In any case, it doesn't reference the MFC libraries.
Comments 25-Jun-13 15:39pm
Hello Brydon,
Thank You !

I have one more question. We see a page type display in MS Word or Visio etc. Can you please tell me how does one do it ? When I use doc/view I just see one plain canvas. There is no way of showing a page.


H.Brydon 25-Jun-13 21:06pm
I'm not sure. Microsoft has not made public release of the MS Word code and I haven't seen code for or written that type of interface myself.

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