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struct CInitTracing
{
      CInitTracing() { CControlPanelApp::bTRACE=TRUE; }
} foo;
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It looks like t turns on tracing to be used when debugging.

when a CInitTracing object is created, its constructor is called.  This constructor sets bTRACE, which must be a static member variable of the CControlPanelApp class, to true.  so in othe words, but creating an object of CInitTracing, you are turning on tracing.  i.e just doing

CInitTracing CIT;

turns on tracing at that point in the program.
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by:SirSmokeALot
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Cool I thought constructors are only for classes.
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In C++ struct and class are completly the same. except for one insignificant difference.  In a struct, data members and base classes default to public and in a class they default to private.  Since you can overide the default in both struct and in class, they are functionally the same  i.e any class can be written as a struct--you just need to add a "private" or two--and any struct can be witten as a class--you just need to add a "public" or two.
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