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Windows Forms Controls

As you design and modify the user interface of your Windows Forms applications, you will need to add, align, and position controls. Controls are objects that are contained within form objects. Each type of control has its own set of properties, methods, and events that make it suitable for a particular purpose. You can manipulate controls in the designer and write code to add controls dynamically at run time.

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Labeling Individual Windows Forms Controls and Providing Shortcuts to Them

Describes the uses of keyboard shortcuts, text labels on controls, and modifier keys.

Controls to Use on Windows Forms

Lists the controls that work with Windows Forms, and basic things you can accomplish with each control.

Developing Custom Windows Forms Controls with the .NET Framework

Provides background information and samples to help users develop custom Windows Forms controls.

Developing Windows Forms Controls at Design Time

Describes techniques for creating custom controls through design and inheritance.

Related Sections

Creating Windows-based Applications

Provides an overview of developing Windows-based applications.

Windows Forms Walkthroughs and How-to Topics

Lists walkthrough topics about Windows Forms and controls.

Overview of Windows-based Applications

Provides an introduction to Windows-based applications.

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