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

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15.1. Introduction

This chapter continues our study of Windows Forms GUIs. We start with menus, which present users with logically organized commands (or options). We show how to develop menus with the tools provided by Visual Studio. Next, we discuss how to input and display dates and times using the MonthCalendar and DateTimePicker controls. We also introduce LinkLabels—powerful GUI components that enable the user to access one of several destinations, such as a file on the current machine or a web page, simply by clicking the mouse.

We demonstrate how to manipulate a list of values via a ListBox and how to combine several checkboxes in a CheckedListBox. We also create drop-down lists using ComboBoxes and display data hierarchically with a ...

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