Will MFC become obsolete?

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    Angry Will MFC become obsolete?

    If I'm just getting into C++ now, should I bother to learn MFC, or should I go with .net?
    "Why not go mad?"

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    simply put; yes

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    but it may take the next 10 or 20 or 30 years or longer. There are still programmers making a good living writing/maintaing COBOL and Fortran!

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    If MFC will disappear, what is coming instead?

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    Please don't say Win32 API, it's C not C++, and MFC are only wrapper classes, an MFC programmer usually use Win32 API functions, so Win32 API and MFC work together.

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    Originally posted by cpp_p
    Please don't say Win32 API, it's C not C++,
    It was written in C (well the interface was) but it can be used by lots of languages including pascal and straight assembler

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