ACF is a C++ based, cross-plattform component framework, that was especially designed for creation of very complex, customizable and highly scalable applications. ACF provides instruments to build software from reusable components and serves interfaces and concepts to create those components. It contains several standard implementations of most usefull design patterns, such Serialization, Model/Observer, Factory, Dependency Injection. ACF implements a powerfull component concept and includes many well designed components, which you can directly use in your application. ACF is open source and released under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL).