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Visual C++ Walkthroughs

Walkthroughs give step-by-step instructions for common scenarios, which makes them a good place to start learning about the product or a particular feature area.

Visual C++ Guided Tour

Introduces the Visual Studio development environment and the various types of applications that you can create with Visual C++.

Walkthrough: Creating a COM Server Using a Text Editor

Demonstrates how to quickly develop a simple COM server using various attributes with a text editor.

Walkthrough: Creating a COM Server Using Wizards

Demonstrates how to quickly develop a simple COM server using various attributes with Visual C++ wizards.

Walkthrough: Creating an ActiveX Control with Attributes

Uses attributes and wizards to create a simple ActiveX control.

Walkthrough: Deploying a Windows-based Application

Guides you through deploying an application to another computer.

Walkthrough: Installing Shared Components Using Merge Modules

Guides you through packaging a component in a merge module and then including the merge module in an installer.

Walkthrough: Creating a Custom Action

Guides you through creating a custom action to send a user to a Web site following installation.

Walkthrough: Using a Custom Action to Display a Message at Installation

Demonstrates passing data to a dynamic property during installation using a custom action and the CustomActionData property.

Walkthrough: Using a Custom Action to Compile a Binary to Native Code at Installation

Guides you through creating a custom action to precompile an assembly after installation.

Walkthrough: Using a Custom Action to Create a Database at Installation

Guides you through creating a custom action to create a database during installation.

Redirecting an Application to Target a Different XML Web Service During Installation

Demonstrates how to create a Web application that can be redirected to target a different XML Web service by using the URL Behavior property, an Installer class, and a Web Setup project.

ATL Tutorial: ActiveX Control in a Web Page

Leads you through the creation of a control and demonstrates some ATL fundamentals in the process.

Creating a Rich Client Application with MFC

Demonstrates how to create a rich-client interface using the Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC) Library, a well-tested class library that supports a broad range of features common to all Windows applications, and consume an XML Web service created with Visual Basic or Visual C#.

Walkthrough: Creating a Simple Windows Form

Demonstrates how to make a simple "Hello, World" application.

Walkthrough: Retrieving Dialog Box Information Collectively Using Objects

Gives directions for using an object to expose a group of related data from a dialog box.

Walkthrough: Updating Status Bar Information at Run Time

Explains how to programmatically control the data within status-bar panels.

Walkthrough: Debugging a Windows Form

Gives step-by-step instructions for creating a Windows Form and debugging that form.

Visual C++ Samples

Provides links to sample code showing the capabilities of Visual C++ and the libraries and technologies that it supports.

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