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Programming for the Absolute Beginner by Jerry Lee Ford

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Chapter 3. Creating Graphical User Interfaces

One of the most important features of any Windows desktop application is its graphical user interface. As such, it is important that your application windows be well organized and intuitive. In this chapter you will learn about the fundamental building blocks of Windows application GUIs. This will include learning how to create different types of windows and to work with different types of interface controls like buttons, textboxes, and comboboxes. You will learn how to link interface controls to program code through the development of event handlers. You will also learn how to programmatically interact with interface controls and to set properties like color and font type and to enable and disable ...

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