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Creating Windows-based Applications 

You start to create traditional Microsoft Windows-based applications and client/server applications by designing your forms with the Windows Forms Designer. You assign characteristics to the forms and put controls on them, and then write code to augment the functionality of the controls and forms. You can also inherit from forms.

In This Section

Overview of Windows-based Applications

Discusses the particulars of Windows-based application creation with Visual Studio 2005.

Choosing Between Windows Forms and Web Forms

Discusses considerations for choosing between the two forms packages.

Windows Forms

Provides links to topics about the technologies and tools for creating Windows-based applications.

Related Sections

Code for Windows Forms Applications

Gives links to topics that demonstrate how to perform common programming tasks in Windows Forms applications.

Windows Forms Controls

Provides links to topics about the controls designed specifically to work with Windows Forms.