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Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Unleashed, Third Edition by Mike Snell, Lars Powers

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Windows (WinForms)

Visual Studio provides a mature, feature-rich set of tools for the rapid development of Windows applications that includes a drag-and-drop form designer and many controls inside the form toolbox. With these tools, developers can quickly lay out a Windows application that includes menus, toolbars, data access, tabs, resizing support, common controls for working with and printing files, and much more.

You create a Windows application by selecting the Windows Forms Application project template in the New Project dialog. This type of application is also called a WinForms application because it is based on the WinForms technology in Visual Studio and the .NET Framework.

The first step in a WinForms application is determining the ...

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