VC++ Tag Designer
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I have got a chance to study a new language similar to C++ named VC++ recently. After completed my VC++ training period, I thought of doing a project in that language. Then I chose a variety project named “Tag Designer” as the subject with the objective to design tags  in different sizes. Tag Designer is a project that displays a tag in different sizes when the desired size is selected out of the three sizes such as large, medium and small. This article will help you to know the details about the project and it’s working. This project upgrades Visual Studio 6.0 to Visual Studio 2005 project.

Screen Shot


This article assumes that you have some basic knowledge in C++ concepts including class, function, member variable, constructor etc.

Basic Work Flow Diagram

Using the project
You can open the project both in Visual Studio 6.0 and Visual Studio 2005.

To open the project in Visual Studio 6.0:
  1. Open the project folder and explore “.dsw” extension file.
  2. Click “Build All” button to compile the project and then click the “Execute” button to display the output.  
You can view and edit the project as the main source code is given in ‘Design Tag DesignerView and Tag DesignerDlg’ classes.

To open the project in Visual Studio 2005:
  1. Open the project folder and explore “.sln” extension file.
  2. Click “Build Project” button from “Build” Menu to compile the project and then click “Start Debugging” button from “Debug” Menu to display the output.

Points of Interest

Some of the used features and classes of VC++ in this project are: MFC App Wizard, Single Document Interface, SDI Application, CWinApp, CView, CDocument,  CFrameWnd, CString, CDC, CDialog, CComboBox, Visual Studio 6.0, Visual Studio 2005.


21/06/2012 - Article Created

Please download the source code and the associated project binaries form the below link and try experimenting with the source code and binaries.

Tag Designer Source

Tag designer Binaries

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