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User Interface

For information about creating the user interface for your application with the Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC) Library, see the following topics.

ActiveX Controls

Describes using reusable software component based on the Component Object Model (COM) that supports a wide variety of OLE functionality and can be customized to fit many software needs

Clipboard Topics

Describes how to implement support for the Windows Clipboard in MFC applications.


Describes Windows common controls, including owner-drawn controls, ActiveX controls, and other control classes supplied by the MFC Library.

Control Bars

Describes functionality of toolbars, status bars, and dialog bars.

Dialog Bars

Describes a kind of control bar that can contain any kind of control.

Dialog Boxes

Describes creating dialog boxes with the editors and code wizards.

Document/View Architecture

Describes data management in MFC.

Form Topics

Describes adding forms support to your application.

HTML Help: Context-Sensitive Help for Your Programs

Describes adding context-sensitive help to your applications with HTML Help.


Describes adding menus to your user interface.


Provides links to topics discussing object linking and embedding.

Printing and Print Preview

Describes MFC support for printing and print preview from your applications.

Property Sheets

Describes how to use property sheets to manage large numbers of control in a dialog box.

Status Bars

Describes how to use status bars in your applications.

Tool Tips

Describes how to implement tool tips to assist users in using your applications.


Describes the fundamentals of using toolbars in MFC.


Describes the fundamentals of using windows in MFC.

MFC Reference

Provides reference material for the MFC Library, a set of classes in that constitute an application framework, which is the framework of an application written for the Windows API.