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I''m looking for some good tutorials, or, as a secondary option, books on MFC. I''d prefer free stuff...as I am somewhat broke, but if a book is the only way to go I can dig up some change from under the couch cushions or something I want to use MFC to make some tools for my game, so I need to have a fairly good tutorial, but I don''t need a reference all that much since I have the MSDN CDs, and they appear to have a good reference...just not very good explanations of the samples provided. Thanks. gameguru4@yahoo.com
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Personally, I have a huge, 1337 page book called "Programming Windows with MFC", Second Edition, by Jeff Prosise; Microsoft Press. That's where i learned MFC.
it was about $50. try to find that change in your couch cushions

Edited by - Zipster on 4/3/00 8:29:34 PM

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I know this isn''t quiet what you were looking for but thought I would throw this your way regardless:

Build a skeleton application. Let the wizard generate one for you even. Then without adding anything to it, go over every source file it makes for you one by one and highlight any identifiers in any statement(s) you don''t comprehend at the time and hit F1. Research each one of the instances till you at least get the "just" and move to the next. Repeat till necessary till you understand every line of source that was generated.

If you actually make the effort to do this, after a week you will be able to code your own MFC apps by hand and won''t even have to rely on the wizards. Once you "adopt" the framework mentality, the necessary coding to move it from "skeleton" app to "your" app will be ( wished I could stress this ) _simple_

Seriously, one week, try it...


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Yes, the book by Jeff Prosise is excellent.
So is the Wrox book "Professional MFC w/ VC++ 6.0" by Mike Blaszczak.

www.CodeGuru.com and www.CodeProject.com are both good resources for example programs, tips and tricks; though isn''t much of a help if you need a Tutorial.

// CHRIS

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I''ve got the Prosise book and I agree it''s a great one. It covers a lot. However, if you don''t have the cash on hand a cheaper alternative is MFC From the Ground Up by Herbert Schildt. It''s great for MFC newbies.

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"Essential Visual C++ 4" Mickey Williams Sams 0-672-30787-1
this is a good one... on the old side but a good book...

"Special Edition Using Visualc++ 5.0"
is a good one to... I snaged it for a free trail from www.mcp.com I think... the''ve got a lot of good books for free...

Great Milenko

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