This companion to C++ How to Program: Second Editionthe world's most widely used university C++ textbookcarefully introduces how to use the Microsoft Visual Studio 6 integrated development environment (IDE) and Visual C++ 6 to create Windows ? programs using basic Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC). Authors Harvey and Paul Deitel are the principals of Deitel & Associates, Inc., the internationally-recognized organization specializing in C++, Java , C, Visual Basic ? , object technology and Internet and World Wide Web programming training. The Deitels are also the authors of the best-selling textbooks, Java How to Program, C How to Program, C++ How to Program, Visual Basic 6 How to Program, and Internet and World Wide Web How to Program. The Deitels, Tem R. Nieto and Edward T. Strassberger introduce MFC programming fundamentals with Visual C++ 6. Key topics include: IDE, console applications, Win32 ? applications Online documentation, Web resources GUI controls (i.e., edit texts, list boxes, etc.) Graphics, message handling Debugger, dialog boxes Resource definition language Getting Started with Microsoft Visual C++ 6 with an Introduction to MFC includes: 17 "live-code" Visual C++/MFC programs with screen captures Exercises (many with answers) accompanying every chapter Dozens of tips, recommended practices, and cautions-all marked with icons Good Programming Practices Software Engineering Observations Performance Ties Portability Tips Look-and-Feel Observations Testing and Debugging Tips Common Programming Errors This companion to C++ How to Program is part of a family of resources for teaching and learning C++, including a Web site ( http://www.prenhall.com/deitel ) with the book's code examples and other information for faculty, students and professionals; an optional interactive CD-ROM (C & C++ Multimedia Cyber Classroom) containing extensive interactivity featuressuch as thousands of hyperlinks and audio walkthroughs of the code examples in C++ How to Programand e-mail access to the authors at email@example.com For information on corporate on-site seminars and public seminars offered by Deitel & Associates, Inc. worldwide see the last few pages of this book and/or visit: http://www.deitel.com For information on Visual C++ and MFC visit: http://www.microsoft.com/visualc http://www.codeguru.comDeitel, Harvey M. is the author of 'Getting Started With Microsoft Visual C++ 6 With an Introduction to Mfc Companion to C++, How to Program 2/E' with ISBN 9780130132499 and ISBN 0130132497.