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foundation classes

A library of object-oriented routines that are used to develop an application and eliminate much of the tedium of programming today's graphical user interface-based applications. Classes are provided for myriad functions including window creation and other GUI elements, as well as file input/output and multithreading. Many of the base features of the class are used unchanged, while others are modified to suit the application.

Foundation classes cannot always be used. For example, the Windows version of this encyclopedia, which uses its own text display architecture, requires interfacing to Windows at a lower level than what foundation classes offer. However, foundation classes still require programming ability and take time to master. They are not suited to end users as are various kinds of application generators. See MFC, JFC, OWL and application generator.
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The need to establish interoperability among applications dealing with different phases of the facility lifecycle, such as architectural design, civil engineering, HVAC design, building construction, and facility management (FM), was met with the development of the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) standard [8].
Excitement is growing, and the Foundation classes have been busy preparing for their holidays, and a possible visit from Santa.
Students admitted to the Gateway to College program are enrolled in a small learning community of 20 to 25 peers who take their first semester foundation classes together in preparation for the transition to the traditional college curriculum.
The technology used to support Link Sleuth is Visual C++ with MFC (Microsoft Foundation Classes).
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The new building will be ready for juniors to move into early in January and the nursery and foundation classes later next year.
She has also taken several Leadership Foundation classes during her career.
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Work Foundation classes a technology enthusiast as a person that finds new IT products fun and exciting whereas a quiet pragmatist are all those that are only interested in IT because it can benefit their everyday lives.
It also announced plans for the development of a new product to help ease the migration of graphical user interface (GUI) components based on Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC) to Microsoft .NET-based GUI components.

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