Appendix B. Control Summary
This appendix summarizes the purposes of the most common Windows Forms controls. The intent of this appendix is to let you know what kinds of controls are available, not to provide an exhaustive reference.
For additional details on how to use a control, see the online documentation. The web page describing a control is named after the control, including its namespace. For example, the web page describing the
ComboBox class is
Unless otherwise noted, all the controls listed here are in the
System.Windows.Forms namespace (which you need to know to enter the correct URL).
Executes a background task on a separate thread. Events provide notification of progress and completion (
A list of items with checkboxes that let the user easily select one or more items without needing the Click/[Shift]+Click/[Ctrl]+Click techniques used by the regular
A dialog that lets the user select a color.
A combo box.
A context menu. Assign this object to another control's
Displays a grid of data, possibly bound to a data source.
Allows the user to select a date and a time.
Displays a spin box (up-down control) that lets the user scroll ...