DesktopAlertDemo Sample: MFC Desktop Alert Application

Visual Studio 2008

The DesktopAlertDemo sample demonstrates how to implement a desktop alert dialog box (similar to the dialog box that an instant messaging application displays).

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To build and run the DesktopAlertDemo sample

  1. Open the solution DesktopAlertDemo.sln.

  2. Select the appropriate solution platform and configuration.

  3. On the Build menu, click Build.

  4. On the Debug menu, click Start Debugging or Start Without Debugging.

The DesktopAlertDemo sample demonstrates the following keywords:

CDialogEx; CDrawingManager; CMFCDesktopAlertDialog; CMFCDesktopAlertWnd; CMFCDesktopAlertWndButton; CMFCDesktopAlertWndInfo; CMFCLinkCtrl; CMFCPopupMenu; CMFCToolBar; CMFCToolBarImages; CMFCVisualManager; CMFCVisualManagerOffice; CMFCVisualManagerWindows; CWinAppEx.

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