Visual C++ Programming Methodologies
This section of the documentation contains conceptual and task-based topics about C++ programming.
There are many important aspects to remember when you use Visual C++ to write programs for Windows. For example, managed code and native code are different. The computer processor directly executes native code, but the CLR is responsible to run managed code.
When you are programming for Windows, you must consider window handles, messages, and exceptions. Windows communicate with each other through messages and exceptions. The Microsoft Foundation Class library (MFC) provides wrappers to make this communication easier.
Many C++ programmers focus on the following areas:
Common Object Model (COM)
Libraries, such as Active Template Library (ATL) and MFC
Managed code and .NET programming