WORDPAD Sample: The Windows Application

WORDPAD is the word processing application included with Windows. It is an example of a full-fledged word processing application written using MFC.

WORDPAD comes with a help file describing its user interface.

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To get samples and instructions for installing them:

To access samples from Visual Studio

  • On the Help menu, click Samples.

    By default, these samples are installed in drive:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Samples\.

  • For the most recent version of this sample and a list of other samples, see Visual Studio Samples on the MSDN Web site.

To build and run the WORDPAD sample

  1. Open the solution wordpad.sln.

  2. On the Build menu, click Build.

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

The SUPERPAD sample illustrates a basic word processor based on the CEditView class. In contrast, WORDPAD is based on the CRichEditView, CRichEditDoc, and CRichEditCntrItem classes, and — besides supporting the features that SUPERPAD supports — also demonstrates the following features.

  • The ability to read, write, and convert between multiple file formats, including the Word file format, .rtf (Rich Text Format) format, and ASCII text format.

  • Text formatting, including the use of fonts, character formatting (bold, italics, underlining), color, and point sizes. These attributes are available in a formatting toolbar.

  • Per-paragraph formatting, including alignment (left, center, or right), tabs, margins, and first-line indentation. These attributes are also available in a ruler toolbar.

  • Undo support.

  • ActiveX component support, both container and server.

This sample demonstrates the following keywords:

AfxBeginThread; AfxFormatString1; AfxFormatString2; AfxGetApp; AfxGetAppName; AfxGetInstanceHandle; AfxGetMainWnd; AfxMessageBox; AfxOleGetMessageFilter; AfxOleInit; AfxOleSetUserCtrl; AfxRegisterClass; AfxRegisterWndClass; AfxThrowFileException; AfxThrowNotSupportedException; AfxThrowResourceException; BitBlt; CArchive::Close; CArchive::Read; CArchive::Write; CBrush::CreateSolidBrush; CButton::DrawItem; CComboBox::AddString; CComboBox::CompareItem; CComboBox::Create; CComboBox::DrawItem; CComboBox::FindString; CComboBox::FindStringExact; CComboBox::GetCount; CComboBox::GetCurSel; CComboBox::GetDroppedState; CComboBox::GetItemData; CComboBox::GetItemHeight; CComboBox::GetLBText; CComboBox::InsertString; CComboBox::LimitText; CComboBox::MeasureItem; CComboBox::ResetContent; CComboBox::SetCurSel; CComboBox::SetItemData; CComboBox::SetItemHeight; CComboBox::ShowDropDown; CControlBar::EnableDocking; CDC::Attach; CDC::BitBlt; CDC::CreateCompatibleDC; CDC::CreateIC; CDC::Detach; CDC::DrawFocusRect; CDC::DrawText; CDC::ExtTextOut; CDC::FillRect; CDC::GetBkColor; CDC::GetDeviceCaps; CDC::GetTextColor; CDC::GetTextExtent; CDC::GetTextMetrics; CDC::LineTo; CDC::MoveTo; CDC::Rectangle; CDC::RestoreDC; CDC::SaveDC; CDC::SelectObject; CDC::SetBkMode; CDC::SetTextColor; CDC::SetViewportOrg; CDC::TextOut; CDialog::Create; CDialog::DoModal; CDialog::EndDialog; CDialog::GetDefID; CDialog::InitModalIndirect; CDialog::OnInitDialog; CDialog::OnOK; CDialog::SetDefID; CDocTemplate::GetDocString; CDocument::GetFirstViewPosition; CDocument::GetNextView; CFile::Abort; CFile::Close; CFile::Flush; CFile::GetLength; CFile::GetPosition; CFile::GetStatus; CFile::LockRange; CFile::Open; CFile::Read; CFile::Seek; CFile::SeekToBegin; CFile::SetLength; CFile::UnlockRange; CFile::Write; CFileDialog::DoModal; CFont::CreateFontIndirect; CFrameWnd::ActivateFrame; CFrameWnd::Create; CFrameWnd::DockControlBar; CFrameWnd::EnableDocking; CFrameWnd::GetActiveDocument; CFrameWnd::GetActiveView; CFrameWnd::RecalcLayout; CFrameWnd::SetMessageText; CGdiObject::Attach; CGdiObject::CreateStockObject; CListBox::AddString; CListBox::GetCurSel; CListBox::SetCurSel; CMenu::AppendMenu; CMenu::CreatePopupMenu; CMenu::DeleteMenu; CMenu::Detach; CMenu::DrawItem; CMenu::FromHandle; CMenu::GetMenuItemCount; CMenu::GetSubMenu; CMenu::LoadMenu; CMenu::MeasureItem; CMenu::RemoveMenu; CMenu::TrackPopupMenu; CObject::AssertValid; CObject::Dump; CObject::Serialize; COleDataObject::Attach; COleDataObject::IsDataAvailable; COleDataSource::CacheData; COleDropTarget::Register; COleIPFrameWnd::OnCreateControlBars; COleIPFrameWnd::RepositionFrame; COleMessageFilter::EnableBusyDialog; COleResizeBar::Create; COleServerItem::GetClipboardData; COleServerItem::GetDocument; COleServerItem::OnDraw; COleServerItem::OnDrawEx; COleServerItem::OnGetExtent; COleStreamFile::OpenStream; COleTemplateServer::ConnectTemplate; CPalette::GetPaletteEntries; CPoint::Offset; CRect::BottomRight; CRect::CopyRect; CRect::Height; CRect::IntersectRect; CRect::OffsetRect; CRect::PtInRect; CRect::SetRect; CRect::SetRectEmpty; CRect::Size; CRect::TopLeft; CRect::Width; CStatusBar::Create; CStatusBar::SetIndicators; CString::Collate; CString::Empty; CString::FindOneOf; CString::GetBuffer; CString::GetBufferSetLength; CString::GetLength; CString::IsEmpty; CString::LoadString; CString::MakeUpper; CString::ReleaseBuffer; CString::Right; CToolBar::CommandToIndex; CToolBar::Create; CToolBar::GetItemRect; CToolBar::LoadBitmap; CToolBar::SetButtonInfo; CToolBar::SetButtons; CToolBar::SetSizes; CWinApp::ExitInstance; CWinApp::GetProfileInt; CWinApp::InitInstance; CWinApp::LoadIcon; CWinApp::LoadStdProfileSettings; CWinApp::OnDDECommand; CWinApp::OnFileNew; CWinApp::OnFileOpen; CWinApp::OpenDocumentFile; CWinApp::PreTranslateMessage; CWinApp::SetRegistryKey; CWinApp::WinHelp; CWinApp::WriteProfileInt; CWnd::BringWindowToTop; CWnd::CalcWindowRect; CWnd::CenterWindow; CWnd::ClientToScreen; CWnd::Create; CWnd::DestroyWindow; CWnd::DoDataExchange; CWnd::EnableWindow; CWnd::FromHandle; CWnd::GetCapture; CWnd::GetClientRect; CWnd::GetDlgCtrlID; CWnd::GetDlgItem; CWnd::GetFocus; CWnd::GetNextDlgTabItem; CWnd::GetOwner; CWnd::GetParent; CWnd::GetParentFrame; CWnd::GetSafeHwnd; CWnd::GetScrollPos; CWnd::GetStyle; CWnd::GetWindowPlacement; CWnd::GetWindowRect; CWnd::GetWindowTextLength; CWnd::Invalidate; CWnd::InvalidateRect; CWnd::IsChild; CWnd::IsWindowEnabled; CWnd::MoveWindow; CWnd::OnCommand; CWnd::OnCreate; CWnd::OnDestroy; CWnd::OnDevModeChange; CWnd::OnDropFiles; CWnd::OnEnable; CWnd::OnEraseBkgnd; CWnd::OnFontChange; CWnd::OnLButtonDown; CWnd::OnLButtonUp; CWnd::OnMouseMove; CWnd::OnMove; CWnd::OnPaletteChanged; CWnd::OnQueryNewPalette; CWnd::OnShowWindow; CWnd::OnSize; CWnd::OnSysColorChange; CWnd::OnWindowPosChanged; CWnd::OnWindowPosChanging; CWnd::PreCreateWindow; CWnd::PreTranslateMessage; CWnd::ScreenToClient; CWnd::SendMessage; CWnd::SetCapture; CWnd::SetDlgItemText; CWnd::SetFocus; CWnd::SetOwner; CWnd::SetWindowPos; CWnd::SetWindowText; CWnd::ShowWindow; CWnd::SubclassDlgItem; CWnd::UpdateWindow; CloseHandle; CommDlgExtendedError; CreateEvent; CreateFontIndirect; CreateILockBytesOnHGlobal; CreatePen; CreateSolidBrush; DeleteAtom; DeleteObject; DragAcceptFiles; DragFinish; DragQueryFile; EnumDateFormats; EnumFontFamilies; EnumTimeFormats; EnumWindows; FORMATETC; FindResource; FindWindow; FormatMessage; FreeLibrary; GetClassInfo; GetClassName; GetClientRect; GetClipboardData; GetDC; GetDateFormat; GetDeviceCaps; GetDlgItem; GetKeyState; GetLocalTime; GetLocaleInfo; GetModuleFileName; GetModuleHandle; GetObject; GetProcAddress; GetProfileInt; GetShortPathName; GetStockObject; GetSysColor; GetSystemMetrics; GetTextMetrics; GetTimeFormat; GetUserDefaultLCID; GetVersion; GetWindow; GetWindowText; GlobalAddAtom; GlobalAlloc; GlobalFree; GlobalGetAtomName; GlobalLock; GlobalSize; GlobalUnlock; HIWORD; InvalidateRect; KillTimer; LOWORD; LineTo; LoadBitmap; LoadCursor; LoadIcon; LoadLibrary; LoadString; MAKEINTRESOURCE; MAKELPARAM; MessageBeep; MoveTo; MsgWaitForMultipleObjects; MulDiv; OleInitialize; OleUninitialize; OpenFile; PeekMessage; PtInRect; RGB; ReadClassStg; RegCloseKey; RegCreateKey; RegOpenKey; RegQueryValueEx; RegSetValueEx; RegisterClipboardFormat; ReleaseCapture; ReleaseDC; ReleaseStgMedium; ResetEvent; RestoreDC; RoundRect; STGMEDIUM; SaveDC; SelectObject; SendMessage; SendMessageTimeout; SetEvent; SetFocus; SetForegroundWindow; SetROP2; SetRect; SetTimer; SetWindowPos; SetWindowText; ShellAbout; ShowWindow; StgCreateDocfileOnILockBytes; StgOpenStorage; WinHelp; div; isspace; lstrcat; lstrcmp; lstrcmpi; lstrcpy; lstrlen; max; memcmp; memcpy; memmove; memset; min; strcpy_s; wsprintf

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