Scribble Sample: MDI Drawing Application

The Scribble sample is based on the original MFC Scribble. The sample demonstrates how to develop a Windows Forms MDI application using C++ and the .NET Framework classes. Scribble is a small drawing application that lets you draw free-hand drawings using the mouse and save those images in a file.

The sample contains three objects of interest:

  • Document object   Manages the user-created documents and performs basic opening and saving operations.

  • View object   Provides the view for the document object. The user can have different views of the same document.

  • Main form object   The equivalent of the standard MFC frame object. This object is the parent for all of the views.

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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 Scribble using Visual Studio

  1. In the Visual Studio IDE, load the solution file scribble.sln.

  2. In Solution Explorer, right-click the scribble solution.

  3. On the shortcut menu, click Build.

  4. On the Debug menu, click Start.

Run the resulting application and try out the basic features of the application.

This sample demonstrates the following classes:

Form; ArrayList; PrintDocument; PrintPageEventHandler; BinaryFormatter; ImageList; HelpProvider; ToolBar; StatusBar; OpenFileDialog; SaveFileDialog; Menu; MenuItem; PrintPreviewDialog; Help

This sample demonstrates the following keywords:

Form::MDIParent; Form::MDIChildren; Graphics::DrawLine

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