Re: Advice on Writing my own socket code vs using MFC built in classes

"Scott McPhillips [MVP]" <org-dot-mvps-at-scottmcp>
Mon, 23 Feb 2009 16:57:14 -0500
"justmehere" <> wrote in message
On Feb 23, 1:04 pm, justmehere <> wrote:

I have created a MFC based application and now have gotten to the part
of writing the sockets programming part of it. My only question is
should I use the built in classes provided by MFC or should I write my
own. I have read somewhere that using MFC may be more difficult.

Any suggestions or advice would be appreciated.

What I am building in my application is a FTP server. Also the
question is using sockets better with MFC or using Winsock API with my
existing application that is written in MFC ?

CAsyncSocket is reliable and offers a few conveniences over writing your own
socket code. If you know enough to write your own winsock code then
CAsyncSocket will be quite obvious: It is a rather thin wrapper around async
winsock with message notifications. I highly recommend it.

CSocket is a nightmare invention that seems to have been dreamed up by a
summer intern who left the company 15 years ago.

Scott McPhillips [VC++ MVP]

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