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After some MFC basics, the book looks at Graphical Device Interface (GDI) graphics with a fine discussion of drawing and font handling. Following this, Prosise introduces the use of the MFC collection classes (an alternative to STL) and file I/O, as well as adding serialization support to custom classes.
He also dedicates a fair amount of text to basic Windows controls and dialog boxes. His tour of support for both the Single Document Interface (SDI) and Multiple Document Interface (MDI) application styles is just excellent. The built-in view classes in MFC and how to use them in a Windows Explorer-style sample program are covered. From there, it's on to other common GUI interface models such as toolbars, status bars, and the new Internet Explorer-style rebars. After a useful section on printing (including some valuable real-world tips for this tricky topic), the rich array of Windows common controls is discussed. As in the first edition, Prosise's introduction to MFC multithreading and synchronization objects (like mutexes) is a standout.
The last section of the book provides a comprehensive discussion of COM and ActiveX programming for the MFC developer. Although the Active Template Library (ATL) is omitted here, there are fine examples of building and using ActiveX controls, including the basics of OLE automation.
Newly revised with richer examples and the latest Windows functionality, the second edition of Programming Windows with MFC provides one of the best available tutorials for traditional MFC development. --Richard Dragan
Some consider Microsoft Foundation Classes obsolete now. For those of us who still work with MFC, this book, at a price of $1.20, can't be beat.Published 15 months ago by David Tipping
The book is very detailed and well-written and includes many examples. What I also like about the book is that much of the most important or need-to-know information is neatly... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Mike Moseley
This is an excellent book and I recommend it to anyone who wants to program the Windows operating system. Prosise starts out coding GUI examples completely from scratch. Read morePublished on August 11, 2010 by bt
MFC might be too out-of-date to start with. But since so many applications existing are MFC. It is still valuable to keep this book at my hand to refer to from time to time. Read morePublished on February 15, 2009 by Wei Yao
This book is to MFC what Programming for Windows is for the Win32 API. I would call it the MFC bible. Read morePublished on November 12, 2006 by Olivier Langlois
I purchased this book a number of years ago when I started a new job which required me to program using MFC. Read morePublished on January 10, 2006 by Matthew T. Deluca
no practical programs. Both "Windows programming" of my boss,Charles Petzold and the book taking draw, game programs to demonstrate. Read morePublished on December 25, 2004 by NguyenHL
I managed to muddle my way through simple dialog-box based applications with hardly any documentation -- just advice from colleagues. Read morePublished on August 26, 2004 by Margaret Magnus
Over several years, I have purchased around a dozen books on MFC, and this one by far is not only the best one for learning MFC, but also the best to use as a reference (in... Read morePublished on April 15, 2004 by Mitchel J. Haas