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Visual C#® 2012: How to Program, Fifth Edition by Harvey Deitel, Paul Deitel

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Summary

Section 14.1 Introduction

• A graphical user interface (GUI) allows a user to interact visually with a program.

• GUIs are built from GUI controls.

• GUI controls are objects that can display information on the screen or enable users to interact with an app via the mouse, keyboard or some other form of input.

Section 14.2 Windows Forms

• Windows Forms are used to create the GUIs for programs.

• A Form is a graphical element that appears on the desktop; it can be a dialog, a window or an MDI (multiple document interface) window.

• A component is an instance of a class that implements the IComponent interface, which defines the behaviors that components must implement, such as how the component is loaded.

• A control has a graphical ...

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