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Pro C# 2010 and the .NET 4 Platform, Fifth Edition by Andrew Troelsen

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15.13. Building an Extendable Application

In the sections that follow, I will take you through a complete example that illustrates the process of building an extendable Windows Forms application that can be augmented by the functionality of external assemblies. What I will not do at this point is comment on the process of building GUI applications with this tried and true desktop API (see Appendix A for an overview of the Windows Forms API).

NOTE

Windows Forms was the initial desktop API of the .NET platform. However, since the release of .NET 3.0, the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) API is quickly becoming preferred GUI framework. While this is true, I will make use of Windows Forms for a number of client UI examples in this text, as ...

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