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This family of articles covers window objects in the MFC framework. All MFC windows derive from class CWnd, including frame windows, views, dialog boxes, and controls.

The first group of articles describes window objects in general. Refer to this group for general information about C++ window objects, how they encapsulate an HWND, and how you use them when creating your own windows, such as child windows.

The second group of articles describes frame windows—windows that put a frame around content — in particular. Refer to this group for information about how the MFC framework manages frame windows and the contents that they frame, including control bars and views.