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    Creating a 2nd frame/view in the document

    I am in CStudentDoc OnOpenDocument() function and I need to create a 2nd frame/view window to display the document data.

    In other words, I need 2 frame/view windows attached to the document to display different parts of it. More importantly I need to create the 2nd from the document class as the first one is created automtically by MFC MDI architecture.

    Thanks

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    Frames (CChildFrame in this case) have no relationship with a document whatsoever; views do.
    Although it is possible to create multiple frames with views that are governed by the same document there is additional work (coding) needed to maintain views/frames.

    If you have two views that you need to display data from the same document I would suggest using splitter (static splitter) with two panes - either 2 rows or two columns.

    Splitter will handle views' activation as well as connecting views with the same instance of document; no additional work needed.
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