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.

In This Section

Putting Controls on Windows Forms

Provides links related to putting controls on forms.

Arranging Controls on Windows Forms

Provides links related to arranging controls on forms.

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

Developing Client Applications with the .NET Framework

Provides an overview of developing Windows-based applications.


Lists walkthrough topics about Windows Forms and controls.