MFCCALC Sample: Demonstrates an Automation Server Application

The MFCCALC sample is an Automation (formerly OLE Automation) server. It implements a simple calculator similar to the CALC application in Windows. It can be driven with Automation with the CALCDRIV sample or run stand alone.

For more information, see the CALCDRIV sample.

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To build and run the MFCCALC sample

  1. Open the solution mfccalc.sln.

  2. On the Build menu, click Build.

  3. Run MFCCALC as a stand-alone application so it can register itself with the system.

This sample demonstrates the following keywords:

AfxGetApp; AfxGetInstanceHandle; AfxGetThread; AfxMessageBox; AfxOleInit; CCmdTarget::EnableAutomation; CDC::DrawIcon; CDC::GetSafeHdc; CDialog::Create; CDialog::DoModal; CDialog::OnCancel; CDialog::OnInitDialog; CDialog::OnOK; CMenu::AppendMenu; CMenu::ModifyMenu; CMenu::RemoveMenu; CRect::Height; CRect::Width; CString::Format; CString::IsEmpty; CString::LoadString; CWinApp::InitInstance; CWinApp::RunAutomated; CWinApp::RunEmbedded; CWnd::DestroyWindow; CWnd::DoDataExchange; CWnd::GetClientRect; CWnd::GetDlgItem; CWnd::GetSafeHwnd; CWnd::GetStyle; CWnd::IsIconic; CWnd::OnPaint; CWnd::OnQueryDragIcon; CWnd::OnSysCommand; CWnd::PostNcDestroy; CWnd::PreTranslateMessage; CWnd::SendMessage; CWnd::SetFocus; CWnd::SetWindowText; CWnd::ShowWindow; GetSystemMenu; GetSystemMetrics; LoadAccelerators; LoadIcon; MAKEINTRESOURCE; SetFocus; TranslateAccelerator


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