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Windows Forms Programming in C# by Chris Sells

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Design-Time Integration Basics

Because a component is a class that's made to be integrated into a design-time host, it has a life separate from the run-time mode that we normally think of for objects. It's not enough for a component to do a good job when interacting with a user at run time as per developer instructions; a component also needs to do a good job when interacting with the developer at design time.

Hosts, Containers, and Sites

In Visual Studio .NET, the Windows Forms Designer is responsible for providing design-time services during Windows Forms development. At a high level, these services include a form's UI and code views. The responsibility of managing integration between design-time objects and the designer is handled by the designer's ...

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