Chapter 19. The System.Windows.Forms Namespace
System.Windows.Forms namespace contains the
classes that you use to build rich client applications—the
windows, buttons, drop-down lists, and labels that make up the UIs
with which you are familiar. At the center of this universe is the
Control class. Any window that appears on the
screen, from dialogs to checkboxes, is derived from
Control, and this class provides almost all the
basic behavior a window needs. All the common windows controls
provide relatively minor modifications or extensions to
Control to add their own behaviors (painting,
click handling, etc.), so a good understanding of the
Control class goes a long, long way.
Figures Figure 19-1 and Figure 19-2 show many of the types in this namespace. Figure 19-3 shows many of this namespace’s event arguments, and Figure 19-4 shows the delegates. The components are shown in Figure 19-5 and the controls are shown in Figures Figure 19-6 and Figure 19-7.
Figure 19-1. Many types from the System.Windows.Forms namespace
Figure 19-2. More types from the System.Windows.Forms namespace
Figure 19-3. Event arguments in the System.Windows.Forms namespace
Figure 19-4. Delegates from System.Windows.Forms ...