Chapter 35. The Windows Forms Control Library


When full-featured IDEs (Integrated Development Environments) were just becoming the standard for rapid application development for Windows applications, the size of the IDE’s control toolbox determined whether the language was the best tool for the job. For example, when comparing Delphi and Visual Basic, Delphi’s library of reusable UI controls was not only larger, but many developers considered the VCL (Visual Control Library) to be faster and easier to use. Visual Basic users often had to resort to third-party ...

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