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NT Service and MFC

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In the article "Creating a Simple Windows NT Service in C++" on the MSDN, I would like to add file handling.  I tried including "afx.h" - not good.  I would like to use CFile class.  How can I do it?
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I would suggest leave MFC and Services alone because :

- The MFC overheads are tremendous. Services need to be efficient and fast. MFC is easy to use but has some hags in terms of speed as it passes thru its own routines before talking to the OS. This can cause, drastic speed reduction if you implement it in a service. The executable size is also larger.

- Now coming to the real issue. MFC needs its certain entry points as it calls it own WinMain before the regular one. This makes you include things like stdafx.h , CWinApp based classes etc. These entry points not necessarily tally with the entry points of these hooks.

I hope I have convinced you. If not write back and I will give some real life examples.


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