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Visual Studio 2015, 2017 and 2019
Download the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015, 2017 and 2019. The following updates are the latest supported Visual C++ redistributable packages for Visual Studio 2015, 2017 and 2019. Included is a baseline version of the Universal C Runtime see MSDN for details.
Note Visual C++ 2015, 2017 and 2019 all share the same redistributable files.
For example, installing the Visual C++ 2019 redistributable will affect programs built with Visual C++ 2015 and 2017 also. However, installing the Visual C++ 2015 redistributable will not replace the newer versions of the files installed by the Visual C++ 2017 and 2019 redistributables.
This is different from all previous Visual C++ versions, as they each had their own distinct runtime files, not shared with other versions.
Visual Studio 2013 (VC++ 12.0)
Download the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013. This is the latest supported Visual C++ redistributable package for Visual Studio 2013.
Download Multibyte MFC Library for Visual Studio 2013. This add-on for Visual Studio 2013 contains the multibyte character set (MBCS) version of the Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC) Library.
Download Visual C++ 2013 Runtime for Sideloaded Windows 8.1 apps.
For more information, see C++ Runtime for Sideloaded Windows 8.1 apps on the VC++ Team Blog.
Visual Studio 2012 (VC++ 11.0)
Download the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2012 Update 4. This is the latest supported Visual C++ redistributable package for Visual Studio 2012.
Visual Studio 2010 (VC++ 10.0) SP1
Download the Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 (Installer). This is the latest supported Visual C++ service pack for Visual Studio 2010.
Note: This web installer requires an internet connection. This installer downloads and installs Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1. It works for all editions of Visual Studio 2010 (Express, Professional, Premium, Ultimate, and Test Professional).
Download the Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package MFC Security Update. This is the latest supported Visual C++ redistributable package update for Visual Studio 2010.
Visual Studio 2008 (VC++ 9.0) SP1
Visual Studio 2008 reached end of support on April 10, 2018. To aid the discovery of the latest downloads, the links are retained currently, but may be removed in the future.
Download the Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (Installer). This is the latest Visual C++ service pack for Visual Studio 2008. This service pack improved responsiveness, stability, and performance.
Note This download installs Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 and Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1.
Download the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package MFC Security Update. This is the latest Visual C++ redistributable package update for Visual Studio 2008.
Visual C++ Redistributable Packages
Visual C++ Redistributable Packages install runtime components of Visual C++ Libraries on a computer that does not have Visual C++ installed. The libraries are required to run applications that are developed by using the corresponding version of Visual C++.
For Visual Studio 2008
These packages install runtime components of C Runtime (CRT), Standard C++, ATL, MFC, OpenMP and MSDIA libraries. They are installed into the native assembly cache, also known as the WinSxS folder. They are installed on versions of Windows operating systems that support side-by-side assemblies, for libraries that support side-by-side deployment models (CRT, STL, ATL, MFC, OpenMP).
Microsoft Foundation Class Library Security Update
A security issue was identified. This issue causes a Microsoft Foundation Class Library application vulnerability in your Windows-based system that uses the Visual C++ Redist. The Microsoft Foundation Class Library Security Update packages in this article have the most current redistributable files for Visual Studio.
- MFC Tutorial
- MFC Useful Resources
- Selected Reading
In this chapter, we will be covering the Dialog boxes. Applications for Windows frequently communicate with the user through dialog boxes. CDialog class provides an interface for managing dialog boxes. The Visual C++ dialog editor makes it easy to design dialog boxes and create their dialog-template resources.
Creating a dialog object is a two-phase operation −
Construct the dialog object.
Create the dialog window.
Let us look into a simple example by creating a new Win32 project.
Step 1 − Open the Visual studio and click on the File → New → Project menu option.
Step 2 − You can now see the New Project dialog box.
Step 3 − From the left pane, select Templates → Visual C++ → Win32.
Step 4 − In the middle pane, select Win32 Project.
Step 5 − Enter project name ‘MFCDialogDemo’ in the Name field and click OK to continue. You will see the following dialog.
Step 6 − Click Next.
Step 7 − Select the options shown in the dialog box given above and click Finish.
Step 8 − An empty project is created.
Step 9 − To make it a MFC project, right-click on the project and select Properties.
Step 10 − In the left section, click Configuration Properties → General.
Step 11 − Select the Use MFC in Shared DLL option in Project Defaults section and click OK.
Step 12 − Add a new source file.
Step 13 − Right-click on your Project and select Add → New Item.
Step 14 − In the Templates section, click C++ File (.cpp)
Step 15 − Set the Name as Example and click Add.
Step 16 − To create an application, we need to add a class and derive it from the MFC's CWinApp.
Dialog Box Creation
Step 1 − To create a dialog box, right-click on the Resource Files folder in solution explorer and select Add → Resource.
Step 2 − In the Add Resource dialog box, select Dialog and click New.
Step 3 − A dialog box requires some preparation before actually programmatically creating it.
Step 4 − A dialog box can first be manually created as a text file (in a resource file).
Step 5 − You can now see the MFCDialogDemo.rc file created under Resource Files.
Step 6 − The resource file is open in designer. The same can be opened as a text file. Rightclick on the resource file and select Open With.
Step 7 − Select the Source Code (Text) editor and click Add button.
Step 8 − Go back to the designer and right-click on the dialog and select Properties.
Step 9 − You need to choose out of the many options.
Step 10 − Like most other controls, a dialog box must be identified. The identifier (ID) of a dialog box usually starts with IDD_, Let us change the ID to IDD_EXAMPLE_DLG.
A dialog box must be “physically” located on an application. Because a dialog box is usually created as a parent to other controls, its location depends on its relationship to its parent window or to the desktop.
If you look and the Properties window, you see two fields, X Pos and Y Pos.
X is the distance from the left border of the monitor to the left border of the dialog box.
Y is the distance from the top border of the monitor to the top border of the dialog box.
By default, these fields are set to zero. You can also change as shown above.
If you specify these two dimensions as 0, the left and top borders of the dialog box would be set so the object appears in the center-middle of the screen.
Dialog Box Dimensions
The dimensions of a dialog box refer to its width and its height. You can resize the width and height with the help of mouse in designer window.
You can see the changes in width and height on the Status Bar.
Dialog Box Methods
The base class used for displaying dialog boxes on the screen is CDialog class. To create a dialog box, we need to derive a class from CDialog. The CDialog class itself provides three constructors which are as follows −
Let us create another class CExampleDlg and derive it from CDialog. We will implement its default constructor destructor as shown in the following code.
We need to instantiate this dialog on CExample::InitInstance() method as shown in the following code.
Modal Dialog Boxes
There are two types of dialog boxes − modeless and modal. Modal and modeless dialog boxes differ by the process used to create and display them.
Modeless Dialog Box
For a modeless dialog box, you must provide your own public constructor in your dialog class.
To create a modeless dialog box, call your public constructor and then call the dialog object's Create member function to load the dialog resource.
You can call Create either during or after the constructor call. If the dialog resource has the property WS_VISIBLE, the dialog box appears immediately.
If not, you must call its ShowWindow member function.
Visual Studio 2019 Mfc Library
To create a modal dialog box, call either of the two public constructors declared in CDialog.
Next, call the dialog object's DoModal member function to display the dialog box and manage interaction with it until the user chooses OK or Cancel.
This management by DoModal is what makes the dialog box modal. For modal dialog boxes, DoModal loads the dialog resource.
Step 1 − To display the dialog box as modal, in the CExample::InitInstance() event call the DoModal() method using your dialog variable −
Step 2 − Here is the complete implementation of Example.cpp file.
Visual Studio 2019 Mfc Full
Step 3 − When the above code is compiled and executed, you will see the following dialog box.
Visual Studio 2019 Mfc
Microsoft Visual Studio provides an easier way to create an application that is mainly based on a dialog box. Here are the steps to create a dialog base project using project templates available in Visual Studio −
Step 1 − Open the Visual studio and click on the File → New → Project menu option. You can see the New Project dialog box.
Step 2 − From the left pane, select Templates → Visual C++ → MFC.
Step 3 − In the middle pane, select MFC Application.
Step 4 − Enter project name ‘MFCModalDemo’ in the Name field and click OK to continue. You will see the following dialog box.
Step 5 − Click Next.
Step 6 − Select the options shown in the above dialog box and click Next.
Step 7 − Check all the options that you choose to have on your dialog box like Maximize and Minimize Boxes and click Next.
Step 8 − Click Next.
Step 9 − It will generate these two classes. You can change the name of the classes and click Finish.
Step 10 − You can now see that the MFC wizard creates this Dialog Box and the project files by default.
Step 11 − When you run this application, you will see the following output.