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Rich Client Application Walkthroughs

The typical rich client application is a stand-alone executable with a graphical interface composed of several controls for the user. The following walkthroughs describe the process for building a form-based application using several different control types, connecting to an existing database, and then displaying the data in the form.

NoteNote:

The primary purpose of these walkthroughs is to demonstrate the various features of Visual Studio available to a rich client developer. Therefore, the typical rich client application contains a subset of the features presented.

Creating a Ribbon Application with MFC

Demonstrates how to create a rich-client interface using the Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC) Library, with a user interface resembling Office 2007.

Creating a Simple Windows Form

Using a simple but complete example, illustrates the fundamental steps required to create Windows Forms in Visual Basic and Visual C#.

Demonstrating Visual Inheritance

Describes how to create a base Windows Form and compile it into a class library. You will import this class library into another project, and create a new form that inherits from the base form.

Windows Forms Walkthroughs

Lists additional walkthroughs that you can run to familiarize yourself with features of Visual Studio.

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