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SCRIBBLE Sample: MFC MDI Drawing Application 

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SCRIBBLE is a small drawing application that lets you draw freehand drawings using the mouse and save the images in a file. The sample provides simple illustrations of a wide breadth of MFC features:

  • Application objects

  • Documents, views, and document templates

  • Commands, message maps, and command user interface updating

  • MDI (multiple document interface) frame and child windows

  • Toolbars and status bars

  • Update hints from documents to views

  • Dialog boxes, data exchange, and validation

  • Scroll view

  • Splitter window

  • Printing and print preview

Refer to other MFC samples for illustrations of advanced use of these features.

SCRIBBLE also includes Visual Editing server functionality.

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Building and Running the Sample

To build and run the SCRIBBLE sample

  1. Open the solution Scribble.sln.

  2. On the Build menu, click Build.

  3. On the Debug menu, click Start Without Debugging.

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The SCRIBBLE sample demonstrates the following keywords:

AfxMessageBox; AfxOleInit; CArchive::IsStoring; CCmdUI::Enable; CCmdUI::SetCheck; CControlBar::EnableDocking; CControlBar::GetBarStyle; CControlBar::SetBarStyle; CDC::DPtoLP; CDC::GetDeviceCaps; CDC::GetTextMetrics; CDC::LPtoDP; CDC::LPtoHIMETRIC; CDC::LineTo; CDC::MoveTo; CDC::SelectObject; CDC::SetMapMode; CDC::SetTextAlign; CDC::SetViewportExt; CDC::SetWindowExt; CDC::SetWindowOrg; CDC::TextOut; CDialog::DoModal; CDocTemplate::SetServerInfo; CDocument::DeleteContents; CDocument::GetFirstViewPosition; CDocument::GetNextView; CDocument::OnNewDocument; CDocument::OnOpenDocument; CDocument::SetModifiedFlag; CDocument::UpdateAllViews; CFont::CreateFontIndirect; CFrameWnd::Create; CFrameWnd::DockControlBar; CFrameWnd::EnableDocking; CFrameWnd::LoadFrame; CFrameWnd::OnCreateClient; CObList::GetHeadPosition; CObList::GetNext; CObject::AssertValid; CObject::Dump; CObject::IsKindOf; CObject::Serialize; COleDocument::EnableCompoundFile; COleIPFrameWnd::OnCreateControlBars; COleServerDoc::GetEmbeddedItem; COleServerDoc::GetZoomFactor; COleServerDoc::NotifyChanged; COleServerDoc::OnGetEmbeddedItem; COleServerDoc::OnSetItemRects; COleServerItem::CopyToClipboard; COleServerItem::GetDocument; COleServerItem::IsLinkedItem; COleServerItem::OnDraw; COleServerItem::OnGetExtent; COleTemplateServer::ConnectTemplate; COleTemplateServer::UpdateRegistry; CPen::CreatePen; CRect::InflateRect; CRect::IntersectRect; CRect::SetRectEmpty; CScrollView::SetScrollSizes; CSplitterWnd::Create; CStatusBar::Create; CStatusBar::SetIndicators; CToolBar::Create; CView::DoPreparePrinting; CView::GetDocument; CView::OnBeginPrinting; CView::OnDraw; CView::OnEndPrinting; CView::OnInitialUpdate; CView::OnPrepareDC; CView::OnPreparePrinting; CView::OnPrint; CView::OnUpdate; CWinApp::AddDocTemplate; CWinApp::InitInstance; CWinApp::LoadStdProfileSettings; CWnd::DoDataExchange; CWnd::GetCapture; CWnd::Invalidate; CWnd::InvalidateRect; CWnd::OnCreate; CWnd::OnLButtonDown; CWnd::OnLButtonUp; CWnd::OnMouseMove; CWnd::OnSize; CWnd::PreCreateWindow; CWnd::SetCapture; CWnd::SetOwner; CWnd::ShowWindow; CWnd::UpdateWindow; CreatePen; DeleteObject; DragAcceptFiles; GetClipBox; LPtoDP; RGB; ReleaseCapture; SetRectEmpty; max; memset; min


Some samples, such as this one, have not been modified to reflect the changes in the Visual C++ wizards, libraries, and compiler, but still demonstrate how to complete your desired task.

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