I have three questions about MFC and their use in Visual C++ 2005.
Firstly. Can one actually use the MFC in C++? I have taken a look at the internet and almost all the information seems to indicate that it, along with win API, is for use with C. There has been many indications that it works with c++ as well but I thought it would be better to make sure.
Secondly. Is it possible to bypass the common language runtime and still end up with a graphical user interface? It seems as if the win32 console application does not use the common language runtime? I am going to get VC++ 2005 prof edition shortly and one tutorial said that one has to select win32 GUI and not win32 console in order to use MFC. The problem is that that tutorial had been aimed at C# but I am asuming that the prof. edition VC++ 2005 might also have an option for Win32 GUIs. If it has and I select it as a project then will I bypass the common language runtime? And if it does bypass the common language runtime can i still develop a GUI using the MFC or even win API?
Thirdly. Can anyone suggest some good books on MFC?