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    Smile Is MFC finished?

    I am a VC++ Developer working on VC++/MFC for last 2 yrs. After attending couple of interviews and company's requirements, what i've come across is most of the companies use SDK and pure C++ for developing core part of an application and for front end they prefer VC# or VB instead of MFC.

    So i've started feeling bit insecure about my career. Since i want to stick into VC++ and my core strength lies in MFC. But since .net has arrived in the market it started making me feel bit insecure.

    What do you guys think about MFC's present and future? When i say i want to stick into VC++ i didn't mean that i don't wanna learn .net languages, although combination of .net languages alongwith VC++ is the best combination. But i don't wanna totally move into .net from VC++.

    Therefore career point of view what can you suggest me?

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    Re: Is MFC finished?

    You might have a look at this thread.

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    Re: Is MFC finished?

    I hope, not.

    Oups, It's not my thread. I just have traveled in the past (my everyday's dream).
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    Re: Is MFC finished?

    You hope not, to satisfy yourself, but you are not sure about the truth. ovidiucucu it seems that you too are bit concerned about it. Am i right

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    Re: Is MFC finished?

    Quote Originally Posted by maverick786us
    You hope not, to satisfy yourself, but you are not sure about the truth. ovidiucucu it seems that you too are bit concerned about it. Am i right
    Nope. If I have to use anything else, I don't mind.
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    Re: Is MFC finished?

    The Navajo native americans believe that someone dies only when the last person that remembers him/her dies. As long as people are still using MFC, MFC will not die. And currently many people are using MFC.

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    OK I am bit satisfied that MFC will not die. Even MS have the policy that he does'nt let his invention die that easily. But taking today's S/W market and future S/W market into the consideration, what will be the best choice for me.

    For becoming a successful S/W developer, but in my past I have devoted myself for MFC in order to develop windows Based Applications. And the reason why VC++ is the most powerful language is because of its core programming, the ability which lets user directly interact with the H/W device, its registers etc, and MFC plays very short role in development of Core Application, its done using SDK, Win32 Porgamming and pure C++ etc.

    What can you suggest me? I am good in MFC, i find it intresting but i am not a master in that. So in what else should i expertise myself besides MFC, Win32 Programming?

    Despite being a VC++ Developer, has it become a need to learn .net language too? What are the best options available for me to have a stable career of S/W developer?

    Recently I even read in this article
    http://www.codeguru.com/forum/showth...1&page=2&pp=15

    Stating that "For developing windows based application using MFC instead VC# is like using Assembly language for developing Win32 Applications". What openion do you guys have about it?

    Thanks
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