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Hello vijayan,

I program in C++ for the Back End.

Question: What kind of languages do I use to build for the Front End of my program?. Can I use the Microsoft Foundation Class for the Front End?. Is it easy to build?.

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> What kind of languages do I use to build for the Front End of my program?.

Depends on what kind of interface the back end provides. For example, if it has a web service interface using either SOAP or REST, almost any language (including JavaScript on an html page in a browser) can be used for the front end.  


> Can I use the Microsoft Foundation Class for the Front End?

The Microsoft Foundation Class is dated, and falls into the category of legacy code.

If the back-end provides a pure C++ API, C++/CLI http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc163852.aspx
with Windows Forms http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Forms would be a reasonable choice.

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my primary areas of interest are generic and template metaprogramming, STL, algorithms, design patterns and c++11. i would not answer questions about gui and web programming.

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