About this Course
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 13. Using the Standard C++ Library
In this lesson, you will look at the Standard C++ Library for Visual C++. This library is made up of C++ language itself and its own standard library.
The standard library contains the Standard Template Library (STL). This library is a collection of common data structures. In the past, programmers would have to develop their own data structure if the one they needed was not available.
The STL consists of a common set of generic data structures, called containers. Also included in the STL are algorithms, which are applied to the containers to process their data. To connect algorithms with containers, iterators are used. Each of these topics is covered in more depth throughout the lesson.
Finally, you will see how to use STL with MFC and ATL.
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