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Microsoft® Visual C++® .NET 2003 Kick Start by Kate Gregory

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Chapter 5. Writing a Class Library in Unmanaged C++

The Role of a Class Library in a Layered Application

A class library is a collection of classes. Unlike an application, it can't be executed—either in a console prompt or as a Windows application—it can only provide services, on request, to other applications.

Why would a project include a class library, a collection of classes? After all, you can just put all your classes in your application. For small projects, you might not need a class library, but large projects benefit from the organization ...

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