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Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft® Visual C#® 2005 in 24 Hours, Complete Starter Kit by James Foxall

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Chapter 5. Building Forms—The Basics

What You’ll Learn in This Hour:

  • Changing the name of a form

  • Changing the appearance of a form

  • Displaying text on a form’s title bar

  • Adding an image to a form’s background

  • Giving a form an icon

  • Preventing a form from appearing in the taskbar

  • Specifying the initial display position of a form

  • Displaying a form in a normal, maximized, or minimized state

  • Changing the mouse pointer

  • Showing and hiding forms

With few exceptions, forms are the cornerstones of every Windows application interface. Forms are essentially windows, and the two terms are often used interchangeably. More accurately, window refers to what’s seen by the user and what the user interacts with, whereas form refers to what you see when you design. Forms enable ...

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