Creating Windows Forms
The Windows Forms Designer provides a rapid development solution for creating Windows applications. The first step in designing a form is to set its properties. At design time, you do so in the Properties window. Then you are ready to draw controls on a form and set the properties of the controls.
In This Section
- Creating a Windows Application Project
- Gives directions for generating a project that contains Windows Forms.
- Windows Forms Layout Options
- Explains the different user-interface layouts.
- Anatomy of the Visual Basic Code Behind Windows Forms
- Explains the default code present in a Windows Form.
- Adding Windows Forms to a Project
- Gives directions for increasing the number of forms in your applications.
- Displaying Windows Forms in the Designer
- Gives directions for opening your Windows Form in the visual development environment.
- Choosing the Startup Form in Your Windows Application
- Gives directions for setting the first form shown when your application is run.
- Making a Startup Windows Form Invisible
- Gives directions for establishing a form's initial visibility at run time.
- Keeping a Windows Form on Top
- Gives directions for ensuring your Windows Form stays on top of all other forms at run time.
- Creating Nonrectangular Windows Forms
- Explains how to create forms with of a non-rectangular shape.
- Creating Transparent Windows Forms
- Gives directions for controlling the transparency of a Windows Form.
- Displaying Modal and Modeless Windows Forms
- Gives directions for showing a dialog box modally versus modelessly.
- Changing the Borders of Windows Forms
- Gives directions for setting the borders of a Windows Form.
- Resizing Windows Forms
- Gives directions for setting the dimensions of a Windows Form.
- Setting the Screen Location of Windows Forms
- Gives directions for setting the screen coordinates of a Windows Form.
- What's New in Windows Forms and Controls
- Describes the new features of Windows Forms and controls in Visual Basic .NET.
- Developing Windows Forms Controls
- Gives directions for control authoring.
- Introduction to Windows Forms
- Gives an overview of working with forms.
- Treating Forms as Objects
- Discusses using forms as objects.
- Windows Applications as Clients
- Describes how to consume a Report Web service from Windows Forms.
- Forms Task Changes in Visual Basic .NET
- Explains the differences between the Visual Basic .NET forms package and the Visual Basic 6.0 forms package.
- Windows Applications Namespaces in Visual Studio
- Provides links to namespaces relevant to Windows Forms.
- System.Windows.Forms Namespace
- Provides an entry point to the