"Future of MFC (beyond Visual Studio 2005)
MFC continues to be the most popular C library in use to day (by far). It is unique in its feature breadth as well. There remains many features in MFC that aren�t found in other frameworks (including .NET). With Visual Studio 2005, we have made it possible for the C developer to leverage existing C code, the strengths of MFC, and the strengths of .NET all within a single application."