Microsoft Foundation Classes


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Microsoft Foundation Classes

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(MFC) Software structures in C++, the Windows base classes which can respond to messages, make windows, and from which application specific classes can be derived.
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The idea of packaged components to speed application development is what Microsoft touted with its Microsoft Foundation Classes. "They were effectively reusable components for Windows," Burton said, "the main difference is ours are written in Java, which can be deployed anywhere, whereas Microsoft's are C++ and only designed to be deployed on Windows." He added : "The whole idea is to build a component framework which is completely independent of how its implemented, that's what developers need." Burton conceded that making a play for developers is not something Oracle has traditionally been good at, or even bothered to do.
Later volumes build on this foundation and address COM programming using frameworks such as Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC) and ActiveX Template Library (ATL).
Now, programming using Microsoft Foundation Classes reminds me of that.

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