Document problem in SDI splitview application

I am having trouble with a SDI application that uses a static Split window.  From the standard SDI AppWizard generated I
added two new classes, CSplitWnd:pulic CSplitterWnd and CControlFormView:pulic CFormView.  To the CMainFrame
Class I used AppWizard to add the function OnCreateClient, and added a member variable CSplitWnd m_SplitWnd.  The
OnCreateClient is nothing strange:

BOOL CMainFrame::OnCreateClient(LPCREATESTRUCT lpcs, CCreateContext* pContext)
{
    if(m_SplitWnd.CreateStatic(this, 1, 2))
    {
        return FALSE;
    }
    if(m_SplitWnd.CreateView(0,0,RUNTIME_CLASS(CControlFormView), CSize(120,300), pContext))
    {
        return FALSE;
    }
    if(m_SplitWnd.CreateView(0,1,RUNTIME_CLASS(CHackView),CSize(300,300),pContext))
    {
        return FALSE;
    }
    m_SplitWnd.SetActivePane(0,0);
    return TRUE;
}

Everything compiles with the exception of the following three errors.
MainFrm.cpp
*******************\hackview.h(21) : error C2143: syntax error : missing ';' before '*'
*******************\hackview.h(21) : error C2501: 'CHackDoc' : missing storage-class or type specifiers
*******************\hackview.h(21) : error C2501: 'GetDocument' : missing storage-class or type specifiers
All three errors point to the same line:
// Attributes
public:
(21)->  CHackDoc* GetDocument();

In the last application that I used this I remove the document checking and it worked fine.  They where used in a
CMDIChildWnd.  I seem I can't get away with the same approach here.  The results compiles and runs but with strange
results.  Let me know what additional information you need and I will gladly provide it.  Thanks
Gregg
garaber@fedex.com
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graberAsked:
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plarocheCommented:
Your MainFrm.cpp seems to include hackview.h, and that hackview.h does not at that moment know what CHackDoc is.

Add this line before
   class CHackView : public CView

class CHackDoc;

what this does is "predeclare" the class, so that your file compiles. if this doesn't work simply include in hackview.h the document header file.

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graberAuthor Commented:
Can you give me some more information?  I caught header problem in one of those forehead slapping routines and corrected it.  Now it is coming back saying that it has failed to create an empty document.  Can you still help?
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plarocheCommented:
Put a breakpoint in OnNewDocument, trace it from there, find the problem.
Without the code I can't do much.
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graberAuthor Commented:
BOOL CWinApp::ProcessShellCommand(CCommandLineInfo& rCmdInfo)
{
  BOOL bResult = TRUE;
  switch (rCmdInfo.m_nShellCommand)
  {
    case CCommandLineInfo::FileNew:
    if (!AfxGetApp()->OnCmdMsg(ID_FILE_NEW, 0, NULL, NULL))
      OnFileNew();
    if (m_pMainWnd == NULL)
      bResult = FALSE;
      break;

it is failing both of the if statement for the new file case when ProcessShellCommand is called from the apps InitInstance()
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plarocheCommented:
I know that, you've said it.
But try stepping into those functions and see where, in the MFC source code, it stops working.
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graberAuthor Commented:
Mfc\Src\Cmdtarg.cpp

AFX_STATIC BOOL AFXAPI _AfxDispatchCmdMsg(CCmdTarget* pTarget, UINT nID, int nCode, AFX_PMSG pfn, void* pExtra, UINT nSig, AFX_CMDHANDLERINFO* pHandlerInfo)
// return TRUE to stop routing
{
  ASSERT_VALID(pTarget);
  UNUSED(nCode);   // unused in release builds
  union MessageMapFunctions mmf;mmf.pfn = pfn; BOOL bResult = TRUE;
  // default is ok
  if (pHandlerInfo != NULL)
  {
    // just fill in the information, don't do it
    pHandlerInfo->pTarget = pTarget;
    pHandlerInfo->pmf = mmf.pfn;
    return TRUE;
  }
  switch (nSig)
  {
    case AfxSig_vv:
    // normal command or control notification
    ASSERT(CN_COMMAND == 0);        // CN_COMMAND same as BN_CLICKED
    ASSERT(pExtra == NULL);
****(pTarget->*mmf.pfn_COMMAND)();*****************************************************
    break;

This is the value of pTarget when it fails
 -pTarget      0x00417850 class CHackApp  theApp
+CObject      {CObject}
+classCCmdTarget      {"CCmdTarget"}
+_messageEntries      0x5f4b54a8 struct AFX_MSGMAP_ENTRY const * const                              CCmdTarget::_messageEntries
+messageMap  {...}
+_commandEntries 0x5f4b5558 struct AFX_OLECMDMAP_ENTRY const * const                               CCmdTarget::_commandEntries
+commandMap  {...}
+_dispatchEntries      0x5f4b54d0 struct AFX_DISPMAP_ENTRY const * const                              CCmdTarget::_dispatchEntries
                            _dispatchEntryCount      4294967295
                            _dwStockPropMask      4294967295
+dispatchMap      {...}
+_connectionEntries 0x5f4b5548 struct AFX_CONNECTIONMAP_ENTRY const *                                           const  CCmdTarget::_connectionEntries
+connectionMap      {...}
+_interfaceEntries      0x5f4b5530 struct AFX_INTERFACEMAP_ENTRY const * const                              CCmdTarget::_interfaceEntries
+interfaceMap      {...}
+_eventsinkEntries      0x5f4b5500 struct AFX_EVENTSINKMAP_ENTRY const * const                              CCmdTarget::_eventsinkEntries
                            _eventsinkEntryCount      4294967295
+eventsinkMap      {...}
                            m_dwRef      1
+m_pOuterUnknown 0x00000000
                              m_xInnerUnknown      0
+m_xDispatch      {...}
                    m_bResultExpected      1
+m_xConnPtContainer      {...}
+m_pModuleState      0x00420078

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graberAuthor Commented:
Adjusted points to 150
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plarocheCommented:
Is that a VC5 or VC6 project? if it's VC5 (our project hasn't moved to vc6 yet) could you zip the files and mail them to me? i will run it and debug it, it doesn't look like a big thing but I don't think we can solve it via this question ;-)
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plarocheCommented:
Your OnCreateClient code is flawed:

      if(m_SplitWnd.CreateStatic(this, 1, 2))
      {
            return FALSE;
      }
      if(m_SplitWnd.CreateView(0,0,RUNTIME_CLASS(CControlFormView), CSize(120,300), pContext))
      {
            return FALSE;
      }
      if(m_SplitWnd.CreateView(0,1,RUNTIME_CLASS(CHackView),CSize(300,300),pContext))
      {
            return FALSE;
      }


Here it is, the right thing:

      if(!m_SplitWnd.CreateStatic(this, 1, 2))
      {
            return FALSE;
      }
      if(!m_SplitWnd.CreateView(0,0,RUNTIME_CLASS(CControlFormView), CSize(120,300), pContext))
      {
            return FALSE;
      }
      if(!m_SplitWnd.CreateView(0,1,RUNTIME_CLASS(CHackView),CSize(300,300),pContext))
      {
            return FALSE;
      }

In your CMainFrame::OnCreateClient, you were not handling return values correctly and prevented the creation of the mainframe.

Also at first i could not set breakpoints, in your C/C++ settings the debug info was set to none, it yshould be Program Database for a debug build.

Hope it helps,

ps: the views don't seem to draw anything, but that's something to come i guess.

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