What you will learn in this chapter:
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Chapter 2 stated that classes are like cookie cutters, and that Visual Studio provides you with a room full of cookie cutters hanging on the wall that you can use. You have used many of those cookie cutters in the sample programs, including labels, textboxes, buttons, listboxes, and listview objects, all of which are extensions of the basic Windows Forms class. Up to this point, you've been writing code that uses those objects in a single class consistently named frmMain. It used this name because all the programs used a single class containing the Main() method that marks the starting point for all C# programs.
Well, it's time to cut the apron strings.
In this chapter, you learn how to make your own cookie cutters to hang on the wall. This chapter concentrates on the design considerations you need to think about to write “good” code for your own classes. A well-designed class becomes another cookie cutter that you can hang on the wall ...