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Advantages of Using the MFC Libraries

Visual Studio .NET 2003

MFC is the easiest way for you to achieve two kinds of portability:

  • Portability among different operating systems
  • Portability among different processors

MFC is designed to wrap your C/C++ applications to work on almost any operating system with little or no modification, including 32-bit Windows and UNIX if a UNIX MFC library is present. MFC is also designed to be completely portable among different processors.

Note that if you want to write ANSI Standard C++ applications, you cannot use the MFC libraries.

If you want to develop UNIX applications and your UNIX system has the UNIX version of MFC, your Visual C++ applications should port with no problem. If you want to port your UNIX application to 32-bit windows, see Port from UNIX to Win32.

See Also

Porting Your Program

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