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Microsoft Foundation Class Library (Mfc)

The Microsoft Foundation Class Library (MFC) is an application framework that provides a pre-built set of classes for developing applications using the Microsoft Windows operating system. MFC simplifies Windows programming by encapsulating many common tasks and enabling developers to focus on the more complex aspects of their applications. The library evolved from earlier libraries like Application Framework Extension (AFX) and allows users to create GUI-based applications easily through object-oriented programming. MFC has been instrumental in making C++ a competitive language for developing Windows-based software, and it remains relevant today especially when working with legacy codebases or building desktop applications with complex user interfaces.

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