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

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Overview of MDI Applications

Many of the applications that you create in Visual Basic consist of a series of independent forms, like the ones shown in Figure 15.1. Each of these forms is displayed separately on the screen and is moved, maximized, or minimized separately from any other form. With this type of interface, you cannot easily organize the forms or deal with them as a group. Even with this limitation, this interface is a good one to use for many programs and is probably the most prevalent interface design.

Figure 15.1. This program’s user interface consists of two forms that appear to have no visual relationship to each other.

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