Chapter 18. Custom Controls
The controls in the .NET Compact Framework contain a useful subset of the control functionality found in the full .NET Framework. One facility shared by both Frameworks is the ability to create customized versions of a control to promote code reuse. Controls that can be reused within the confines of a single application can reduce the file sizes and memory requirements of an application in much the same way that gathering common code into a method can. Modularizing the code in this way also helps to ensure consistency in design because the same user interface component can be reused. As an additional benefit, a custom control can be packaged in a separate assembly to get binary reuse.