On Windows there is no standard widget set that everyone uses, an no agreement on how a widget should behave. Every framework has their own. MFC, WinForms, whatever MS Office uses, Wordperfect, etc.
There are standard widgets provided by the OS, and everyone who uses them will produce apps which look the same, absent customization. There are alternatives, but that doesn't change the fact.
Really? So how to I use those nice office widgets like the excel pivot or word rich text editor (since the one I can use in MFC is crap) in my own native MFC application?