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Scribble Sample: MDI Drawing Application

The Scribble sample is based on the original MFC Scribble. The sample demonstrates how to develop a Windows Forms MDI application using C++ and the .NET Framework classes. Scribble is a small drawing application that lets you draw free-hand drawings using the mouse and save those images in a file.

The sample contains three objects of interest:

  • Document object   Manages the user-created documents and performs basic opening and saving operations.

  • View object   Provides the view for the document object. The user can have different views of the same document.

  • Main form object   The equivalent of the standard MFC frame object. This object is the parent for all of the views.

Security noteSecurity Note:

This sample code is provided to illustrate a concept and should not be used in applications or Web sites, as it may not illustrate the safest coding practices. Microsoft assumes no liability for incidental or consequential damages should the sample code be used for purposes other than as intended.

To get samples and instructions for installing them:

  • On the Visual Studio Help menu, click Samples.

    For more information, see Visual Studio Samples.

  • The most recent version and complete list of samples is available online from the Visual Studio 2008 Samples page.

  • You can also locate samples on your computer's hard disk. By default, samples and a Readme file are copied into a folder under \Program Files\Visual Studio 9.0\Samples\. For Express editions of Visual Studio, all samples are located online.

To build and run Scribble using Visual Studio

  1. In the Visual Studio IDE, load the solution file scribble.sln.

  2. In Solution Explorer, right-click the scribble solution.

  3. On the shortcut menu, click Build.

  4. On the Debug menu, click Start.

Run the resulting application and try out the basic features of the application.

This sample demonstrates the following classes:

Form; ArrayList; PrintDocument; PrintPageEventHandler; BinaryFormatter; ImageList; HelpProvider; ToolBar; StatusBar; OpenFileDialog; SaveFileDialog; Menu; MenuItem; PrintPreviewDialog; Help

This sample demonstrates the following keywords:

Form::MDIParent; Form::MDIChildren; Graphics::DrawLine

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