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what is the meaning of afx

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Hi, experts
what is the meaning of afx?
For example  AfxMessage,  stdafx.h
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What I have heard it was used in the beginning of the MFC development as an acronym for 'Application Framework eXtensions', and has been around since then.
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by:osbert
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Are you sure? would you mind giving me an exact answer?

thank you, stefanr

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mikeblas earned 200 total points
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"A" stands for "Application", "F" stands for "Framework", and "X" stands for "We should have three characters because this might be a file extension some day".

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