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

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A.1. The Windows Forms Namespaces

The Windows Forms API consists of hundreds of types (e.g., classes, interfaces, structures, enums, and delegates), most of which are organized within various namespaces of the System.Windows.Forms.dll assembly. Figure A-1 shows these namespaces displayed in the Visual Studio 2010 object browser.

Figure A.1. The namespaces of System.Windows.Forms.dll

Far and away the most important Windows Forms namespace is System.Windows.Forms. At a high level, you can group the types within this namespace into the following broad categories:

  • Core infrastructure: These are types that represent the core operations of a Windows ...

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