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Visual C++ Walkthroughs 

Walkthroughs give step-by-step instructions for common scenarios, which makes them a good place to start learning about the product or a particular feature area.

Getting Started

Walkthrough: Using the Visual Studio IDE

Creates a new standard C++ program and tests it functionality using Visual Studio.

Walkthrough: Creating a Windows Forms Control

Creates a Windows Forms control and an application to test it.

Walkthrough: Creating and Using a Managed Assembly

Creates a managed assembly and an application that references the assembly.

Walkthrough: Creating and Using a Dynamic Link Library

Creates a dynamic link library and an application that references the DLL.

Walkthrough: Creating and Using a Static Library

Creates a static library and an application that references it.

Attributes Walkthroughs

Walkthrough: Creating a COM Server Using a Text Editor

Demonstrates how to quickly develop a simple COM server using various attributes with a text editor.

Walkthrough: Creating a COM Server Using Wizards

Demonstrates how to quickly develop a simple COM server using various attributes with Visual C++ wizards.

Walkthrough: Creating an ActiveX Control with Attributes

Uses attributes and wizards to create a simple ActiveX control.

Deployment Walkthroughs

Walkthrough: Deploying a Windows-based Application

Guides you through deploying an application to another computer.

Walkthrough: Installing Shared Components Using Merge Modules

Guides you through packaging a component in a merge module and then including the merge module in an installer.

Walkthrough: Creating a Custom Action

Guides you through creating a custom action to send a user to a Web site following installation.

Walkthrough: Using a Custom Action to Display a Message at Installation

Demonstrates passing data to a dynamic property during installation using a custom action and the CustomActionData property.

Walkthrough: Using a Custom Action to Pre-Compile an Assembly at Installation

Guides you through creating a custom action to precompile an assembly after installation.

Walkthrough: Using a Custom Action to Create a Database at Installation

Guides you through creating a custom action to create a database during installation.

Redirecting an Application to Target a Different XML Web Service During Installation

Demonstrates how to create a Web application that can be redirected to target a different XML Web service by using the URL Behavior property, an Installer class, and a Web Setup project.

Libraries Walkthroughs

ATL Tutorial

Leads you through the creation of a control and demonstrates some ATL fundamentals in the process.

Attributes Tutorial

Leads you through the creation of a client and a server application using attributes and events.

ATL Server Tutorial

Shows how to create a simple online store that accesses a database. Covers some basic and advanced features of ATL Server including handling forms, validating user input using regular expressions, creating and using cookies, exposing statistics as performance counters, creating dynamic services, using cryptography, and more.

Walkthrough: Creating a Rich Client Application with MFC

Demonstrates how to create a rich-client interface using the Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC) Library, a well-tested class library that supports a broad range of features common to all Windows applications, and consume an XML Web service created with Visual Basic or Visual C#.

Windows Forms Walkthroughs

Walkthrough: Creating a Simple Windows Form

Demonstrates how to make a simple "Hello, World" application.

Walkthrough: Retrieving Dialog Box Information Collectively Using Objects

Gives directions for using an object to expose a group of related data from a dialog box.

Walkthrough: Updating Status Bar Information at Run Time

Explains how to programmatically control the data within status-bar panels.

Walkthrough: Debugging a Windows Form

Gives step-by-step instructions for creating a Windows Form and debugging that form.

XML Web Services Walkthroughs

Walkthrough: Creating an XML Web Service Using ATL Server

Describes the process for creating an XML Web service that converts temperatures measured in Fahrenheit to Celsius using Visual C++ and ATL Server.

Walkthrough: Creating an XML Web Service Using C++ and the CLR

Describes creating an XML Web service using C++ and the ASP.NET Web Service project template, implementing the XML Web service, and deploying the XML Web service.

Walkthrough: Accessing an XML Web Service Using C++

Describes the process for accessing an XML Web service from an application created using Visual C++.

Walkthrough: Accessing an XML Web Service Using C++ and the CLR

Describes the process for accessing an XML Web service from an application created using C++.

Related Sections

Visual C++ Sample Applications

Provides links to sample code showing the capabilities of Visual C++ and the libraries and technologies that it supports.

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Visual C++ Samples

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