Getting Started with Microsoft Visual C++ 6 with an Introduction to MFC / Edition 2by Harvey M. Deitel, Paul J. Deitel, T. R. Nieto, Paul J. Deitel
Pub. Date: 07/13/2002
Publisher: Prentice Hall
This companion to C++ How to Program, Second Edition the world's most widely used C++ textbook carefully explains how to use Microsoft's Visual Studio 6 integrated development environment (IDE) and Visual C++ 6 to create Windows programs using the Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC). Key topics include: Win32 and console applications;/i>… See more details below
This companion to C++ How to Program, Second Edition the world's most widely used C++ textbook carefully explains how to use Microsoft's Visual Studio 6 integrated development environment (IDE) and Visual C++ 6 to create Windows programs using the Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC). Key topics include: Win32 and console applications; online documentation and Web resources; GUI controls; dialog boxes; graphics; message handling; the resource definition language; and the debugger. The book includes 15 "live-code" Visual C++/MFC programs with screen captures; dozens of tips, recommended practices and cautions; and exercises accompanying every chapter. This book is part of a family of resources for teaching and learning C++, including a Web site with the book's code examples, an optional interactive CD-ROM (C & C++ Multimedia Cyberclassroom), and more. For anyone interested in developing with Visual C++ and MFC.
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Table of Contents
1. Visual Studio 6 Integrated Development Environment.
Introduction. Integrated Development Environment Overview: Visual C++. Online Visual C++ Documentation. Creating and Executing a C++ Application. Debugger.
2. MFC Programming: Part 1.
Introduction. MFC Classes. Messages. MFC Resources. Hungarian Notation. Win32 Application Projects. Creating Simple C++ with MFC. Menus. Dialog Boxes.
3. MFC Programming: Part 2.
Introduction. Password Protection. Processing Mouse Messages. Processing Keyboard Input Messages. Text Output.
4. MFC Graphical User Interface Controls.
Introduction. Multiline Edit Text Control. Check Boxes. Radio Button. List Boxes. Combo Boxes.
5. MFC Graphics.
Introduction. Coordinate Systems. Colors. Drawing Functions. Drawing Properties. Shapes and Lines. Timers. Images. Fonts. Closing Remarks.
Appendix: MFC Resources.
Introduction. Resources. Tutorials. FAQs. Products. Newsletters and Publications. Newsgroups.
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I'd been struggling for a while with the tutorial examples in the MSDN library, and another book I had was more 'do this and it will work', rather than 'this is how function x works'. This book has really hit the spot, and I've been able to write some simple MFC programs and fully understand how they work. Just about every line of code is explained clearly, so there are no problems with snippets of code being left as a mystery. The book doesn't use the wizards for quick MFC programming - I see that as a plus. This way you learn more about how the actual code works, rather than taking it for granted. Besides, it is very easy to have a play with the wizards and tinker with the code after gaining the knowledge from the book. This book isn't the definitive guide to MFC, but then it doesn't claim to be. It is an excellent starter book, one I heartily recommend.