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Visual Studio .NET 2003
The designers in Visual Studio .NET make it easy to author components and you can extend their functionality to provide a better programming experience for users of your components.
Visual Basic Note Visual Basic programmers should be familiar with object-based programming concepts. It is not necessary to have a thorough understanding of inheritance, but you may find it useful to refer to Inheritance.
In This Section
- Component Authoring Walkthroughs
- Links to topics that provide step-by-step instruction for component programming.
- Authoring Components
- Gives the general procedure for creating your own component.
- Component Architecture
- Explains how the .NET Framework supports component programming: Naming recommendations, assemblies, the common language specification, and how garbage collection affects object lifetime.
- Component Classes
- Describes what makes a class a component, ways to expose component functionality, controlling access to components, and controlling how component instances are created.
- Implementing Properties, Methods, Members, and Events in Components
- Provides links to topics that explain the implementation of properties and methods in your component.
- Interfaces and Abstract Classes
- Describes how to implement polymorphic behavior in your components through interfaces and abstract classes.
- Multithreading in Components
- Discusses how to implement multithreading in your components.
- Displaying Forms from Components
- Demonstrates how to display a form from a nonvisual component.
- Code Libraries
- Discusses issues involved with creating and implementing code libraries.
- Creating Code Libraries
- Demonstrates how to create a code library from multiple projects.
- Components and Containers
- Describes the relationship between a component and its container, and how this relationship affects the architecture of your applications.
- Components That Contain Other Components
- Discusses having an object model in your component, and how to implement complex components.
- Exceptions in Components
- Provides an overview of structured exception handling and its use in component programming.
- Code Security in Components
- Demonstrates how to implement code security in your components.
- User Assistance for Components
- Describes how to implement help files for your components.
- Control Authoring for Windows Forms
- Provides information on how to author user controls and inherited controls for use in windows forms.
- Private Communication Between Components in Assemblies
- Describes how to allow components to communicate without exposing that communication to a client application.
- Troubleshooting Control and Component Authoring
- Explains how to fix common problems.
- Visual Basic Code Example Topics
- Lists quickstart-like code examples that help you perform common tasks in Visual Basic .NET.
- What is the Common Language Specification?
- Introduces the common language runtime, which is designed to simplify the creation and use of components. An important aspect of this simplification is enhanced interoperability between components written using different programming languages. The common language specification (CLS) makes it possible to create tools and components that are guaranteed to work with multiple languages.
- Component Model Namespaces in Visual Studio
- Describes the namespaces used in component authoring and the classes contained in those namespaces.
- Decision Chart
- Provides a graphical, linked guide to decisions about designing your application.
- Enhancing Design-Time Support
- Provides links to a variety of topics related to creating design-time support for your components, such as implementing UI type editors, type converters, and custom designers.
- Design-Time Support for Windows Forms
- Provides samples of design-time implementations in Windows Forms, such as UI type editors, extender providers, and designers.