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ATL/MFC Shared Classes

Beginning with Visual C++ .NET 2002, several existing MFC utility classes were rewritten or revised to reduce their dependencies on other MFC classes. These utility classes can now be used in any native C++ project. This section only includes classes that were previously available to MFC projects and have now been shared, plus a few new classes related to the changes in CString. It does not include the ATL classes, which can be used in any native C++ project type by inclusion of the appropriate header.

Classes Shared Between MFC and ATL

Provides links to the classes shared between MFC and ATL.

Active Template Library (ATL) Reference

Provides reference material for the ATL Library, a set of template-based C++ classes that simplify the programming of COM objects.

Microsoft Foundation Class Library (MFC) Reference

Provides reference material for the MFC Library, a set of classes in that constitute an application framework, which is the framework of an application written for the Windows API.

Visual C++ Samples

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

Visual C++ Libraries

Provides links to the various libraries provided with Visual C++, including ATL, MFC, OLE DB Templates, the C run-time library, and the Standard C++ Library.


Provides links to using the Visual Studio debugger to correct logic errors in your application or stored procedures.