CArray CStringarray CString without MFC

I have a server application where I need a directory watcher.  I have seen several but they all use some MFC functions.  As I understand it MFC can cause a problem in a service.  Is this True?  Assuming it is how do I replace the CArray and the other mfc functins.  Could you point me to a file watcher that does not use mfc functions.
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artwilkesAsked:
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cupCommented:
Is MFC statically linked or dynamically linked in your application.  If it is statically linked, it shouldn't be a problem.  You could even run it on a win95 system and it will still work.

CStrings are now in the ATL library: not MFC.
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sarabandeCommented:
you could replace CArray by std::vector what gives you additional functionality and stability.

the CString could be replaced by std::string or std::wstring depending on whether ANSI or UTF16 characterset was used in the mfc project.

Sara
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cupCommented:
Think it depends on whether the CStrings are just used as strings or whether the specialized MFC features like formatting are used.
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