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

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15.15. Wrap-Up

Many of today’s commercial apps provide GUIs that are easy to use and manipulate. Because of this demand for user-friendly GUIs, the ability to design sophisticated GUIs is an essential programming skill. Visual Studio’s IDE makes GUI development quick and easy. In Chapters 14 and 15, we presented basic Windows Forms GUI development techniques. In Chapter 15, we demonstrated how to create menus, which provide users easy access to an app’s functionality. You learned the DateTimePicker and MonthCalendar controls, which allow users to input date and time values. We demonstrated LinkLabels, which are used to link the user to an app or a web page. You used several controls that provide lists of data to the user—ListBoxes, CheckedListBox ...

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