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This course is intended for serious computer hobbyists, IT students, and IT professionals. You need Windows and Visual C++ installed.

The free online textbook for this course is Visual C++ 6 Unleashed . Read the Introduction to the book.

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Lesson 1. The Visual C++ 6.0 Environment

Although Visual C++ is first and foremost a C++ compiler, it also offers a complete development environment made up of many components that work together to simplify the development process. Many of the features of this environment will be familiar to you; after all, some basic features are ones that any integrated development environment is expected to provide. However, many of the features of the development environment are unique to Visual C++ and might seem a bit foreign at first, but you will soon see that these features can significantly improve your productivity.

In this lesson, you will

  • Develop a complete application with MFC AppWizard.
  • Examine the application architecture used by MFC.
  • See how MFC works behind the scenes to make your application run.

Reading Assignments

Read the following sections from your free online textbook:

offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Developer Studio
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) The Project Workspace
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) The Workspace Window
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Project Configurations
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Converting Older Projects
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offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Editing Resources
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) MFC AppWizard
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Learning Activities

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