MUI and MFC live together in perfect harmony...

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2011/05/28 07:01 -04:00, original URI:

I'm not really in touch with my old group the way I used to be.

Even though I still work with them from time to time and find myself in meetings with them occasionally, the connection just doesn't occur to people to use.

I mean for example, it was about 3.5 years ago, in blogs like

where Erik Fortune (and I suppose I) promised a sample of how to integrate MUI with MFC, as an example of how to use MFC within another resource technology framework.

It is one of the only "guest post" blogs I have ever published, although once when someone in a group I used to be in accused me of using the Blog to gain extra visibility I offered anyone the ability to do a guest blog if they wanted. No one took me up on the offer.

I'm digressing again....

Anyway, back to those blogs from 3.5 years ago, the ones with the promise.

I kind of lost track of the whole thing, to be honest.

But it turns out they did put the sample up eventually, they just didn't tell me about it....

You can find it right here: Implementing MUI fallback with MFC

Sorry I didn't point to it sooner, I didn't know! We just aren't in contact like we used to be.

Now these are the kind of samples that can make MUI easier to approach by the many people who already have solutions of some type in place. In fact if I have any objection is that they didn't push harder to build it into MFC directly, but that's a much bigger resource issue, obviously....

Anyway, enjoy!

Mihai on 13 Jun 2011 3:00 PM:

I did not want to jump in and comment, but wait a bit and see if there is any reaction.

Kind of disappointed to see nothing.

But hey, it is what is is :-)

My take: it is great to have that code out. But making the extra effort to put it in MFC would probably be the best thing ever for MUI.

It is a bit like Unicode: there were tons of articles and code samples showing how to write Unicode applications for Windows.

And guess what: not much traction.

Until the Visual Studio new application wizard started creating Unicode applications by default, not much changed.

Just imagine being able to just drop a new file in the right place and have it work, without even thinking about it. Like on Mac OS ;-)

Michael S. Kaplan on 13 Jun 2011 4:54 PM:

FWIW, I agree. They should have pushed to get the changes made in core MFC.

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