Developing Client Applications with the .NET Framework

There are multiple ways to develop Windows-based applications that run locally on users' computers. This section describes how to create Windows-based applications by using Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) or by using Windows Forms. Both of these technologies are based on the .NET Framework.

For information about creating client applications that you can make available to your users through the Windows Store, see the Windows Store apps and Desktop sections of the Windows Dev Center.

Windows Presentation Foundation

Provides information about developing applications by using WPF.

Windows Forms

Provides information about developing applications by using Windows Forms.

Common Client Technologies in the .NET Framework

Provides information about additional technologies that can be used when developing client applications.

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