Appendix A. What's New in Windows Forms 2.0

THIS BOOK HAS GROWN IN SIZE since the first edition, but it's not because two authors are now involved (at least, it's not just that two authors are now involved). Instead, it's due to the sheer mass of new functionality exposed by .NET, VS05, and—our favorite cross-section of both of those—Windows Forms 2.0. This appendix summarizes how Windows Forms 2.0 has evolved.

A Few Words About Windows Forms

When .NET 1.0 was released, way back in February 2002, the hype surrounding the technology was focused on its web-oriented capabilities. However, the inevitable trade-off of walking down the web path was to relinquish the simplified and rich development model provided by Windows Forms 1.0. The capabilities ...

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