MICROSOFT FOUNDATION CLASS LIBRARY : cef_mfc Project Overview
The application wizard has created this cef_mfc application for
you. This application not only demonstrates the basics of using the Microsoft
Foundation Classes but is also a starting point for writing your application.
This file contains a summary of what you will find in each of the files that
make up your cef_mfc application.
This is the main project file for VC++ projects generated using an application wizard.
It contains information about the version of Visual C++ that generated the file, and
information about the platforms, configurations, and project features selected with the
This is the filters file for VC++ projects generated using an Application Wizard.
It contains information about the association between the files in your project
and the filters. This association is used in the IDE to show grouping of files with
similar extensions under a specific node (for e.g. ".cpp" files are associated with the
"Source Files" filter).
This is the main header file for the application. It includes other
project specific headers (including Resource.h) and declares the
CCEFApp application class.
This is the main application source file that contains the application
This is a listing of all of the Microsoft Windows resources that the
program uses. It includes the icons, bitmaps, and cursors that are stored
in the RES subdirectory. This file can be directly edited in Microsoft
Visual C++. Your project resources are in 1033.
This is an icon file, which is used as the application's icon. This
icon is included by the main resource file cef_mfc.rc.
This file contains resources that are not edited by Microsoft
Visual C++. You should place all resources not editable by
the resource editor in this file.
For the main frame window:
The project includes a standard MFC interface.
These files contain the frame class CMainFrame, which is derived from
CFrameWnd and controls all SDI frame features.
This bitmap file is used to create tiled images for the toolbar.
The initial toolbar and status bar are constructed in the CMainFrame
class. Edit this toolbar bitmap using the resource editor, and
update the IDR_MAINFRAME TOOLBAR array in cef_mfc.rc to add
The application wizard creates one document type and one view:
CEFDoc.h, CEFDoc.cpp - the document
These files contain your CCEFDoc class. Edit these files to
add your special document data and to implement file saving and loading
CEFView.h, CEFView.cpp - the view of the document
These files contain your CCEFView class.
CCEFView objects are used to view CCEFDoc objects.
The application includes support to use ActiveX controls.
Printing and Print Preview support
The application wizard has generated code to handle the print, print setup, and print preview
commands by calling member functions in the CView class from the MFC library.
Other standard files:
These files are used to build a precompiled header (PCH) file
named cef_mfc.pch and a precompiled types file named StdAfx.obj.
This is the standard header file, which defines new resource IDs.
Microsoft Visual C++ reads and updates this file.
Application manifest files are used by Windows XP to describe an applications
dependency on specific versions of Side-by-Side assemblies. The loader uses this
information to load the appropriate assembly from the assembly cache or private
from the application. The Application manifest maybe included for redistribution
as an external .manifest file that is installed in the same folder as the application
executable or it may be included in the executable in the form of a resource.
The application wizard uses "TODO:" to indicate parts of the source code you
should add to or customize.
If your application uses MFC in a shared DLL, you will need
to redistribute the MFC DLLs. If your application is in a language
other than the operating system's locale, you will also have to
redistribute the corresponding localized resources MFC100XXX.DLL.
For more information on both of these topics, please see the section on
redistributing Visual C++ applications in MSDN documentation.