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MFC Class Wizard

Lets you add messages and message handlers to classes in your project. You can also start other wizards or add a class to your project.

To open the MFC Class Wizard, on the Project menu, click Class Wizard. To open the wizard with a keyboard shortcut, type CTRL+SHIFT+X.

Project

The name of a project in your solution.

You can select other projects in your solution from the drop-down list box.

Class name

The name of a class in your project.

When you select a class in the Class name list, data from the class populates the controls in the MFC Class Wizard. When you change the value of a control, data in the selected class is affected.

Add Class

Lets you add a class from one of several sources.

Depending on your selection, the MFC Add Class Wizard, Add Class From Typelib Wizard, Add Class From ActiveX Control Wizard, or MFC ODBC Consumer Wizard is started.

Base class

The base class of the class that is displayed in Class name.

Class declaration

The class in which the Class name class is declared.

The Class declaration box is displayed only if the name in it differs from the name in Class implementation.

Resource

The ID of the resource in Class name, if any. Otherwise, the Resource box is empty.

Class implementation

The name of the file that contains the implementation of the class in Class name.

You can select a different implementation file by clicking the arrow. The following table lists the available options.

Option

Description

Open File

Exits the class wizard and opens the current class implementation file.

Open Containing Folder

Opens the folder that contains the current class implementation file.

Copy Full Path to Clipboard

Copies the path of the current implementation file to the Clipboard.

Commands

Lets you add, delete, edit, or search for a command and its message handler.

To add a handler, click Add Handler, or double-click an item in the Object IDs list or Messages list. The resulting function name, ID, and message are displayed in the Member functions list.

To delete a handler, select an item in the Member functions list and then click Delete Handler.

To modify a handler, double-click the corresponding item in the Member functions list. Or, select an item in the list box and then click Edit Code.

Messages

Lets you add, delete, edit, or search for a message and its message handler.

To add a handler, click Add Handler, or double-click an item in the Messages list.

To add a custom message, click Add Custom Message or press the Enter key, and then specify values in the Add Custom Message dialog box. In that dialog box, you can also select Registered Message to handle a window message that is guaranteed to be unique throughout the operating system.

Virtual Functions

Lets you add, delete, edit, or search for a virtual function, or an overridden virtual function.

Member Variables

Lets you add, delete, edit, or search for a member variable.

Methods

Lets you add, delete, or search for a method, and also go to the definition or declaration of a method.

To add a method, click Add Method, and then specify values in the Add Method dialog box.

To delete a method, select an item in the Methods list and then click Delete Method.

To display a declaration, select an item in the Methods list and then click Go to Declaration.

To display a definition, double-click an item in the Methods list. Or, select an item in the Methods list and then click the Go to Definition button.

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