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Visual Basic 2008 Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach by Rakesh Rajan, Matthew MacDonald, Allen Jones, Todd Herman

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Chapter 9. Windows Forms

The Microsoft .NET Framework includes a rich set of classes for creating traditional Windows-based applications in the System.Windows.Forms namespace. These range from basic controls such as the TextBox, Button, and MainMenu classes to specialized controls such as TreeView, LinkLabel, and NotifyIcon. In addition, you will find all the tools you need to manage Multiple Document Interface (MDI) applications, integrate context-sensitive help, and even create multilingual user interfaces—all without needing to resort to the complexities of the Win32 API.

The traditional model for developing these Windows-based applications has not fundamentally changed since .NET was first released. The .NET Framework 3.0, initially released ...

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