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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 3. MFC Message Handling Mechanism

Windows programs are based on an event-driven programming model. This means that most of the things your application will do are done in response to various Windows messages. If you have done any Windows programming, you already know this.

In this lesson, you will learn about

  • Standard Windows commands handled by the MFC
  • How MFC dispatches messages to your application
  • Using ClassWizard to handle messages
  • Implementing your own message maps

Reading Assignments

Read the following sections from your free online textbook:

offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Message Categories
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Message Handling in MFC
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Message Dispatching
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Message Handling with ClassWizard
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Creating Your Own Message Maps
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) A Common Problem with MFC Message Maps

Learning Activities

  1. Use this search box to refine and expand your understanding of new terms and concepts in the reading assignments.

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