CustomString Sample: Demonstrates Custom Memory Allocators for CStringT

The CustomString sample shows how to use a custom memory allocator for CStringT to improve performance in a multithreaded application. The sample application replaces carriage return/line feed pairs in a set of text files with a single carriage return, processing multiple files simultaneously on different threads.

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  • On the Help menu, click Samples.

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Building and Running the Sample

To build and run this sample

  1. Open the solution file CustomString.sln.

  2. From the Build menu, click Build Solution.

  3. To run the sample from a command prompt, type CustomString *.txt. The sample will find all files in the current directory with ".txt" as the file extension and will create a copy of each file with ".utxt" as the file extension. The new files will have all CR/LF pairs replaced with a single CR.

  4. To run the sample from within Visual Studio, right-click the solution and click Properties on the shortcut menu. Under Configuration Properties. select Debugging, and set the command-line argument property to "*.txt" for the correct configuration.

Classes and Keywords

This sample uses the following classes:

IAtlStringMgr; CWin32Heap; CAtlStringMgr; CStringT

This sample uses the following keywords:

CBitmap::LoadBitmap; CEdit::Clear; CEdit::GetLineCount; CEdit::LineIndex; CEdit::LineLength; CEdit::ReplaceSel; CEdit::SetSel; CFileDialog::DoModal; CFileDialog::GetPathName; CGdiObject::DeleteObject; CSpinButtonCtrl::GetBuddy; CString::GetBufferSetLength; CString::GetLength; CString::Left; CString::LoadString; CString::ReleaseBuffer; CWinApp::LoadIcon; CWnd::GetClientRect; CWnd::GetWindowRect; CWnd::SetWindowPos; CWnd::SetWindowText; DeleteItem; CWnd::DestroyWindow; CWnd::EnableWindow; GetCursorPos; GetDlgItem; GetParent; GetWindowLong; GetWindowRect; InvalidateRect; LoadIcon; MAKELONG; MessageBeep; ReleaseCapture; ScreenToClient; SetCapture; SetWindowLong; SetWindowPos; UpdateWindow; WindowProc; mbstowcs; rand; srand; time; wsprintf

See Also

Other Resources

ATL Samples