MFC Reference

The MFC Reference covers the classes, global functions, global variables, and macros that make up the Microsoft Foundation Class Library version 9.0.

The individual hierarchy charts included with each class are useful for locating base classes. The MFC Reference usually does not describe inherited member functions or inherited operators. For information on these functions, refer to the base classes depicted in the hierarchy diagrams.

The documentation for each class includes a class overview, a member summary by category, and topics for the member functions, overloaded operators, and data members.

Public and protected class members are documented only when they are normally used in application programs or derived classes. See the class header files for a complete listing of class members.

In This Section

  • Hierarchy Chart Categories
    Describes the MFC hierarchy chart by category.

  • Shared Classes
    Provides links to classes that are shared between MFC and ATL.

  • MFC Samples
    Provides links to samples that demonstrate how to use MFC.

  • 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.

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