Managed Extensions for C++ Windows Applications
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Managed Extensions for C++ Windows Applications

Visual Studio .NET 2003

You start to create traditional Windows 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, then write code to augment the functionality of the controls and forms. You can also inherit from forms.

Visual C++ provides the ultimate experience for creating Windows Forms and targeting the common language runtime with the .NET Framework class library.

The Help topics about this subject are located in another part of the Visual Studio table of contents, under the section named "Developing with Visual Studio .NET." The following links jump to Help topics in that section on creating Windows applications.

In This Section

Adding Managed Extensions for C++ Windows Forms to Your Project
Discusses procedures for adding Windows Forms written in Managed Extensions to your project.

Related Sections

Code for Windows Forms Applications
Gives links to topics that demonstrate how to perform common programming tasks in Windows Forms applications.
Introduction to Windows Applications
Discusses the particulars of Windows application creation with Visual Studio .NET
Windows Forms Walkthroughs
Provides step-by-step instructions for creating a number of Windows applications.
Windows Forms
Provides links to topics about the technologies and tools for creating Windows applications.
Windows Forms Controls
Provides links to topics about the controls designed specifically to work with Windows Forms.
Windows Service Applications
Describes how to create long-running executables.
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