Chapter 17Windows Forms Applications

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Since its earliest days, Visual Studio has excelled at providing a rich visual environment for rapidly developing Windows applications. From simple drag-and-drop procedures to place graphical controls onto the form, to setting properties that control advanced layout and behavior of controls, the designer built into Visual Studio 2015 provides you with immense power without having to manually create the UI from code.

This chapter walks you through the rich designer support and comprehensive set of controls available for you to maximize your efficiency when creating Windows Forms applications.

Getting Started

The first thing you need to start is to create a new Windows Forms project. Select the File arrowNew Project menu to create the project in a new solution. If you have an existing solution to ...

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