Document Template Strings, MFC Add Class Wizard

This page of the wizard is available only for classes meeting the following criteria:

  • The MFC project supports the document/view architecture.

  • The base class of the new class is CFormView.

  • The check box Generate DocTemplate resources is checked on the Names section of the MFC Class Wizard.

    The wizard provides defaults for the following values to help with forms view design, management, and localization. Because most document template strings are visible and used by the form's users, they are localized into the Resource language indicated in the Application Types page of the MFC Application Wizard when the project was created.

Note

The wizard does not provide automatic printing support for classes derived from CFormView.

See Document Templates and the Document/View Creation Process for more information.

Nonlocalized strings

Applies to applications that create user documents. Users can open and save documents more easily if the document type has a file extension and a file type ID. These items are not localized because they are used by the system rather than by the user.

File extension
Sets the file extension associated with the document type for this forms application. The file extension default based on the class name. For example, if the new MFC class is named CWidget, by default, the file extension is .wid. The file extension is used in file filters and the Open and Save as dialog boxes.

If you change the file extension, the change is reflected in the Filter name box.

Note

If you change the default file extension, do not include the period.

File type ID
Sets the label for your document type in the system registry.

Localized strings

Produces strings associated with the forms and documents that are read and used by the application's users, so the strings are localized.

Doc type name
Identifies the type of document under which a document of the application can be grouped. By default, it is based on the name of the class. For example, if the new MFC class is named CWidget, by default, the document type name is Widget. Changing the default does not change any other options in this dialog box.

Filter name
Sets the name that users can indicate to find files of the specified file type. This option is available from the Files of type and Save as type options in the standard Windows Open and Save as dialog boxes. By default, the name is based on the project name plus Files, followed by the extension indicated in File Extension. For example, if your project is named Widget, and the file extension is .wid, the Filter name is Widget Files (*.wid) by default.

File new short name
Sets the name appearing in the standard Windows New dialog box, if the project has more than one document template. If your application is an Automation server, this name is used as the short name of your Automation object. By default, this name is based on the class name.

File type long name
Sets the file type name in the system registry. If your application is an Automation server, this name is used as the long name of your Automation object. By default, this name is based on the class name plus .Document. For example, if the class name is CWidget, the File type long name is Widget Document.

Document class
Indicates the project's document class. By default, this class is the main application's document class, as listed in the Review Generated Classes page of the MFC Application Wizard. You can select another document class from the list, if you have added other document classes in the project.

See Also

MFC Add Class Wizard
MFC Class
Adding a Class