Windows Forms Applications

The user interface for a Windows-based application is built using the set of classes in the System.Windows.Forms namespace, collectively referred to as Windows Forms. These types are found in the System.Windows.Forms.dll assembly and take full advantage of the user interface features of the Windows operating system. You can create a Windows Forms application by selecting the Windows Application project template in the New Project dialog.

From within a user interface built with Windows Forms, there are two primary concerns when using ADO.NET:

  • How you bind data in a DataSet, DataTable, DataView, or DataViewManager object to controls

  • How you validate the contents of those controls

In this section, you'll learn how to do ...

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