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  1. #1
    Yamada Guest

    We don't need MFC any more?


    These days, everyone's talking about .NET. That's OK with me.
    But they startd to say, "MS is asking you to abondon MFC".
    I've been studing MFC for years,only to know the years were
    simply wasted? They say we can easily learn C# with the
    experience of C++. Yes. It seems so. But it has nothing to do
    with MFC, hasn't it? They say also,"ANYONE can learn it easily".
    Is anybody here, who can explain this, please?
    Sorry for my English. I'm a Japanese C++ programmer.


  2. #2
    Danny Kalev Guest

    Re: We don't need MFC any more?

    to paraphrase an old cliché, the rumors about the death of MFC were
    exaggerated. MFC isn't going away nor is ATL. In fact, the .Net is a
    misnomer because it gives the wrong impression that everything is now
    Web oriented. This is certainly not the case. In fact, it seems that
    people are now sobering up from the propaganda they've been exposed to
    during the last 5 years and are starting to realize that ordinary
    applications are still needed and will be needed for the years to come.
    MFC is a good framework for developing such apps under Windows so I
    don't see why it should disappear.

    Danny

    Yamada wrote:
    >
    > These days, everyone's talking about .NET. That's OK with me.
    > But they startd to say, "MS is asking you to abondon MFC".
    > I've been studing MFC for years,only to know the years were
    > simply wasted? They say we can easily learn C# with the
    > experience of C++. Yes. It seems so. But it has nothing to do
    > with MFC, hasn't it? They say also,"ANYONE can learn it easily".
    > Is anybody here, who can explain this, please?
    > Sorry for my English. I'm a Japanese C++ programmer.


  3. #3
    jonnin Guest

    Re: We don't need MFC any more?


    Is the .NET thing visual studio 7? It is unclear from M$ web site (I have
    seen reviews of Studio 7) and .NET is shrouded in BS. What is really going
    on?



    Danny Kalev <dannykk@inter.net.il> wrote:
    >to paraphrase an old cliché, the rumors about the death of MFC were
    >exaggerated. MFC isn't going away nor is ATL. In fact, the .Net is a
    >misnomer because it gives the wrong impression that everything is now
    >Web oriented. This is certainly not the case. In fact, it seems that
    >people are now sobering up from the propaganda they've been exposed to
    >during the last 5 years and are starting to realize that ordinary
    >applications are still needed and will be needed for the years to come.
    >MFC is a good framework for developing such apps under Windows so I
    >don't see why it should disappear.
    >
    >Danny
    >
    >Yamada wrote:
    >>
    >> These days, everyone's talking about .NET. That's OK with me.
    >> But they startd to say, "MS is asking you to abondon MFC".
    >> I've been studing MFC for years,only to know the years were
    >> simply wasted? They say we can easily learn C# with the
    >> experience of C++. Yes. It seems so. But it has nothing to do
    >> with MFC, hasn't it? They say also,"ANYONE can learn it easily".
    >> Is anybody here, who can explain this, please?
    >> Sorry for my English. I'm a Japanese C++ programmer.



  4. #4
    Danny Kalev Guest

    Re: We don't need MFC any more?



    jonnin wrote:
    >
    > Is the .NET thing visual studio 7? It is unclear from M$ web site (I have
    > seen reviews of Studio 7) and .NET is shrouded in BS. What is really going
    > on?


    Nothing exceptional, really. It's a new version of VS bundled with a few
    more bells and whistles that most of us won't ever use (as is always the
    case -- when will get a decent C++ compiler without all that crappy GUI
    thingies that get in the way?). Of course it sounds sexier (or at least,
    that's what MS thought) to emphasize the Web oriented features of the
    new suite, and promote C# too, but basically, it's the same old Visual
    C++ compiler with a few minor enhancements, a new look, and managed C++
    which provides a built-in garbage collector.

    Danny


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