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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Visual Basic® .NET by Jeff Spotts, Brian Siler

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Changing the Look of Your Forms

When you add a new form to your project, you are presented with a plain gray square box. As you add controls to your form, you change its appearance. However, there are a lot of changes you can make to the form itself to make it more interesting and useable. To understand some of these changes, let’s quickly review the different parts of a form, as indicated in Figure 10.1.

Figure 10.1. To give your application a more professional appearance, change the form caption by setting the Text property.

Setting form properties can control each of the elements pictured in Figure 10.1. You may have already learned some ...

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