Chapter 6. Building Forms—Advanced Techniques

What You’ll Learn in This Hour:

  • Adding controls to a form

  • Positioning, aligning, sizing, spacing, and anchoring controls

  • Creating intelligent tab orders

  • Adjusting the z-order of controls

  • Creating transparent forms

  • Creating forms that always float over other forms

  • Creating Multiple Document Interfaces

A form is just a canvas, and although you can tailor a form by setting its properties, you’ll need to add controls to it to make it functional. In the previous hour, you learned how to add forms to a project, set basic form properties, and show and hide forms. In this hour, you’ll learn all about adding controls to a form, including arranging and aligning controls to create an attractive and functional interface. ...

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