class AFX_NOVTABLE CObject
CObject is the principal base class for the Microsoft Foundation Class Library. It serves as the root not only for library classes such as CFile and CObList, but also for the classes that you write. CObject provides basic services, including
- Serialization support
- Run-time class information
- Object diagnostic output
- Compatibility with collection classes
Note that CObject does not support multiple inheritance. Your derived classes can have only one CObject base class, and that CObject must be leftmost in the hierarchy. It is permissible, however, to have structures and non-CObject-derived classes in right-hand multiple-inheritance branches.
You will realize major benefits from CObject derivation if you use some of the optional macros in your class implementation and declarations.
For information about deriving Microsoft Foundation classes and C++ classes in general and using CObject, see Using CObject and Serialization.