MFC App with full-screen windows

I am designing a MFC application.  The app is required to navigate between full screen windows using bitmapped buttons.

The windows will contain some bitmaps with hotspot areas that will bring up pop-up menus when clicked.  The window will also contain bitmap buttons and possibly some other controls.
I am interested in the most flexible and straightforward approach to displaying and switching these windows.  Some example or references to published articles would be appreciated.
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RONSLOWCommented:
MS KB has full screen code and sample (see below)

Your "windows" sound like dialogs so a CFormView is probably approriate - just design your view with the dialog editor.

The hot spots can be detected by overriding to OnMouseMove
 to detect the spot, and then popping up a menu with TrackPopupMenu.

SAMPLE: Adding a Full Screen Feature to an MFC Application

Article ID: Q164162
Creation Date: 24-FEB-1997
Revision Date: 01-APR-1997

The information in this article applies to:
•The Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC) included with: - Microsoft Visual C++, 32-bit Editions, versions 4.0, 4.1, 4.2

SUMMARY

The FSCRN sample includes code that you can use to add a Full Screen feature to a Visual C++ 4.x MFC Application. This is similar to what you see when you select the Full Screen menu item in Microsoft Developer Studio. The code shows which functions must be created and demonstrates how you can create a floating toolbar, which you can click to undo the Full Screen mode.

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Software Library:

 ~ Fscrn.exe (size: 45962 bytes)

For more information about downloading files from the Microsoft Software Library, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

   ARTICLE-ID: Q119591
   TITLE     : How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services

MORE INFORMATION

The sample code below has been added to the CMainFrame class of the AppWizard-generated application. Here is a list of the four functions and what they accomplish:

1.OnViewFullScreen - Handler for the Full Screen menu item.

2.OnGetMinMaxInfo - Traps the WM_GETMINMAXINFO message to allow you to increase the size of the window.

3.IsFullScreen- Tests whether the application is in full screen mode.

4.OnUpdateViewFullScreen - Checks or unchecks the Full Screen menu item depending on the mode the application is in.

Sample Code

      void CMainFrame::OnViewFullScreen()
      {
          RECT rectDesktop;
          WINDOWPLACEMENT wpNew;
          if (!IsFullScreen())
          {
              // need to hide all status bars
              m_wndStatusBar.ShowWindow(SW_HIDE);
              m_wndToolBar.ShowWindow(SW_HIDE);
              // We'll need these to restore the original state.
              GetWindowPlacement (&m_wpPrev);
              m_wpPrev.length = sizeof m_wpPrev;
              //Adjust RECT to new size of window
              ::GetWindowRect ( ::GetDesktopWindow(), &rectDesktop );
          ::AdjustWindowRectEx(&rectDesktop, GetStyle(), TRUE,
              GetExStyle());
              // Remember this for OnGetMinMaxInfo()
              m_FullScreenWindowRect = rectDesktop;
              wpNew = m_wpPrev;
              wpNew.showCmd =  SW_SHOWNORMAL;
              wpNew.rcNormalPosition = rectDesktop;
              m_pwndFullScrnBar=new CToolBar;
          if(!m_pwndFullScrnBar->Create(this,
             CBRS_SIZE_DYNAMIC|CBRS_FLOATING)
                 || !m_pwndFullScrnBar->LoadToolBar(IDR_FULLSCREEN))
            {
            TRACE0("Failed to create toolbar\n");
                 return;      // fail to create
         }
               //don't allow the toolbar to dock
               m_pwndFullScrnBar->EnableDocking(0);
          m_pwndFullScrnBar->SetWindowPos(0,100,100,
0,0,SWP_NOSIZE|SWP_NOZORDER|SWP_NOACTIVATE|SWP_SHOWWINDOW);
          m_pwndFullScrnBar->SetWindowText(_T("Full Screen"));
            FloatControlBar(m_pwndFullScrnBar, CPoint(100,100));
          m_bFullScreen=TRUE;
          }
          else
          {
               m_pwndFullScrnBar->DestroyWindow();
          delete m_pwndFullScrnBar;
               m_bFullScreen=FALSE;
             m_wndStatusBar.ShowWindow(SW_SHOWNORMAL);
               m_wndToolBar.ShowWindow(SW_SHOWNORMAL);
               wpNew = m_wpPrev;
           }
           SetWindowPlacement ( &wpNew );
      }

      void CMainFrame::OnGetMinMaxInfo(MINMAXINFO FAR* lpMMI)
      {
          if (IsFullScreen())
          {
              lpMMI->ptMaxSize.y = m_FullScreenWindowRect.Height();
              lpMMI->ptMaxTrackSize.y = lpMMI->ptMaxSize.y;
              lpMMI->ptMaxSize.x = m_FullScreenWindowRect.Width();
              lpMMI->ptMaxTrackSize.x = lpMMI->ptMaxSize.x;
          }
      }

      BOOL CMainFrame::IsFullScreen()
      {
           return m_bFullScreen;
      }

      void CMainFrame::OnUpdateViewFullScreen(CCmdUI* pCmdUI)
      {
          pCmdUI->Enable();
          if (IsFullScreen())
            pCmdUI->SetCheck();
          else
            pCmdUI->SetCheck(0);
      }
 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Keywords : kbsample MfcDocView kbfile kbprg
Version : 4.0 4.1 4.2
Platform : NT WINDOWS
Resolution Type : kbcode

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rhgaracciAuthor Commented:
Thank you, that gives me another option.
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