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.
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Topics on Window Objects in General
Device contexts: objects that make Windows drawing device-independent
Graphic objects: pens, brushes, fonts, bitmaps, palettes, regions
Frame Window Topics
Frame windows: window objects that provide frames
Create and Destroy Windows
Create Splitter Windows
Manage Child Windows and the Current View
Work with Device Contexts and Window Styles