User Interface

For information about how to create the user interface for your application by using the Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC) Library, see the following topics.

In This Section

  • ActiveX Controls
    Describes how to use reusable software component based on the Component Object Model (COM), which supports a wide variety of OLE functionality and can be customized to fit many software needs

  • Clipboard
    Describes how to implement support for the Windows Clipboard in MFC applications.

  • Controls (MFC)
    Describes Windows common controls, including owner-drawn controls, ActiveX controls, and other control classes supplied by the MFC Library.

  • Control Bars
    Describes functionality of toolbars, status bars, and dialog bars.

  • Dialog Bars
    Describes a kind of control bar that can contain any kind of control.

  • Dialog Boxes
    Describes how to create dialog boxes by using the editors and code wizards.

  • Document/View Architecture
    Describes data management in MFC.

  • Form Views (MFC)
    Describes how to add forms support to your application.

  • HTML Help: Context-Sensitive Help for Your Programs
    Describes how to add context-sensitive help to your applications by using HTML Help.

  • MDI Tabbed Groups
    Enables multiple document interface (MDI) applications to display one or more tabbed windows (or groups of tabbed windows, which are known as tabbed groups) in the MDI client area.

  • Menus (MFC)
    Describes how to add menus to your user interface.

  • OLE (MFC)
    Provides links to topics that discuss object linking and embedding.

  • Printing and Print Preview
    Describes MFC support for printing and print preview from your applications.

  • Property Sheets (MFC)
    Describes how to use property sheets to manage large numbers of control in a dialog box.

  • Ribbon Designer (MFC)
    Describes MFC support for creating and modifying ribbon UI resources.

  • Status Bars
    Describes how to use status bars in your applications.

  • Tool Tips
    Describes how to implement tool tips to assist users in using your applications.

  • Toolbars
    Describes the fundamentals about how to use toolbars in MFC.

  • Visualization Manager
    Acts as one class where you can put all the drawing code for your application.

  • Windows
    Describes the fundamentals about how to use windows in MFC.

  • MFC Reference
    Provides reference material for the MFC Library. MFC is a set of classes that constitute an application framework, which is the framework of an application written for the Windows API.