First you tell it to use the Standard Windows Libraries instead of MFC. Then remove the MFC headers (usually the header files begin with AFX* (replace with Windows.h)). Then remove any MFC classes that you are using (this is a little more complicated, but if you look up info on the class in MSDN, you should be able to determine if it is a MFC class). You would not have to worry about this so much, as you probably do not use any MFC classes on your own, so it would just be a matter of not using kx GUI. BTW: If you think you are lost now using kX GUI, I think you are going to be lost even more trying to use the generic plugin GUI class (at least without some skeleton code that shows the basic stuff to use for reference (no examples in the SDK)).