Microsoft Windows apps

In , we created a windowed app based on the Abstract Windowing Toolkit (AWT). Hopefully that exercise hasn't scared you away from using MS Visual J Plus Plus to build an app for the Microsoft Windows operating system. As you'll see in this chapter, the tools built into Visual J Plus Plus v6 help you to build powerful, Windows-based apps quickly and easily.

Let's start by rebuilding the AWT-based WindowedApp app from as a Windows app based on the Windows Foundation Classes for Java (WFC). (All the code discussed in the chapter is in the Windows apps folder of the sample files on the companion CD.) Comments