In Brief

This chapter looked at Windows programming in C#. Here's an overview of the topics we've discussed:

  • Windows are based on the System.Windows.Forms.Form class, and programming with them is straightforward. To create your own form, you just derive from this class. In Main, you pass a new object of the startup form you want the application to display to the Application.Run method.

  • Although you can write windowed applications by hand, you usually create them in the C# Integrated Development Environment (IDE). The IDE has a large set of tools available for rapid code development.

  • Forms and controls have a number of properties, such as the Text property, which displays title bar text in a form and caption text in buttons, as well as methods such ...

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