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Application Development Using Visual Basic® and .NET by Dana L. Wyatt, Peter Thorsteinson, Robert J. Oberg

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Windows Forms Hierarchy

Windows Forms is that part of the .NET Framework that supports building traditional GUI applications on the Windows platform. It provides a large set of classes that make it easy to create sophisticated user interfaces. These classes are available to all .NET languages.

A VB.NET windows application will typically have a main window implemented by deriving from the Form class. Figure 7-1 illustrates how your class derives from the Windows Forms hierarchy.

Figure 7-1. Simplified Windows Forms class hierarchy.

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