Chapter Two

The Microsoft Foundation Class Library Application Framework

This chapter introduces the Microsoft Foundation Class Library version 6.0 (the MFC library) application framework by explaining its benefits. You'll see a stripped-down but fully operational MFC library program for Microsoft Windows that should help you understand what application framework programming is all about. Theory is kept to a minimum here, but the sections on message mapping and on documents and views contain important information that will help you with the examples in later chapters.