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C++ Programming: Better Accessibility with High DPI Support and MFC 10

A number of factors are driving the requirement for applications to correctly support high DPI settings--increased monitor resolutions are making it more difficult for users to read text on the screen, compliance with disability access legislation is an increasingly important factor for corporations, and users are now expecting applications to behave well at higher DPI settings. MFC 10 and Visual C++ 2010 have built-in support for high DPI, making the development of a DPI-aware application quicker and more simple.

Improved Touch Support with MFC 10

The introduction of the iPad and other slates demonstrates that end users have a strong appetite for touch-enabled experiences. MFC 10 adds comprehensive support for touch functionality, allowing users with tablet PCs and digitizers to interact with applications in a simple, natural manner, including gestures and multi-touch.

Using the Windows 7 Ribbon with Visual C++ Applications

The Office 2007 suite of applications introduced the Ribbon UI element to combine and simplify application toolbars and menus into a single, consistent area for invoking task-specific application commands. Windows 7 ships with a Ribbon control, and Visual C++ developers have easy access to this built-in Ribbon functionality through MFC 10 enhancements.

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Testing Solid Code

Testing Solid Code

If you have written solid code, you have accomplished one half of the objective. Solid code is the protagonist, or hero, of our story, but testing is the more sedate side kick that often saves the day after the hubris of the hero has almost certainly lead to calamity.

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