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Arranging Controls on Windows Forms

Visual Studio .NET 2003

Creating a user interface that is both intuitive and functional is easy with Windows Forms.

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Aligning Multiple Controls on Windows Forms
Gives directions for lining up the position of a number of controls on your Windows Form.
Anchoring Controls on Windows Forms
Gives directions for setting controls to resize dynamically at run time.
Copying Controls Between Windows Forms
Gives directions for duplicating controls between forms.
Docking Controls on Windows Forms
Gives directions for making controls "stick" to the side(s) of a form.
Layering Objects on Windows Forms
Gives directions for establishing which controls are on top relative to the z-axis (z-order).
Locking Controls to Windows Forms
Gives directions for fastening controls permanently to the form.
Positioning Controls on Windows Forms
Gives directions for setting the coordinates of the controls on a form.
Resizing Controls on Windows Forms
Gives directions for setting the size of controls on a form.
Setting Grid Options for all Windows Forms
Gives directions for calibrating the size of the grid that covers a form.
Setting the Tab Order on Windows Forms
Gives directions for regulating the order in which controls will have focus when the user presses TAB.
Snapping Controls to the Grid in Windows Forms
Gives directions for affixing controls to the grid on a form.

Related Sections

Designating a Windows Forms Button as the Cancel Button
Gives directions for establishing a button as the control to cancel the form.
Designating a Windows Forms Button as the Accept Button
Gives directions for establishing a button (often an "OK" button) as the "accept input" button when ENTER is pressed regardless of where focus is at the time in the dialog box.
Grouping Windows Forms RadioButton Controls to Function as a Set
Gives directions for establishing a set of RadioButton controls as being related to one another.
Windows Forms Controls
Provides general information about controls.
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