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Creating Windows Forms Applications

.NET Framework 1.1

To create traditional Windows-based applications and client/server applications, you design forms by assigning characteristics to them and adding controls. You can create new forms or inherit from existing forms.

In This Section

Introduction to Windows Forms
Discusses the particulars of creating Windows-based applications with Visual Studio .NET.
Creating Windows Forms
Links to the various things you can do with Windows Forms.
Windows Forms Security
Provides an overview of the Windows Forms security implementation.
Event Handling in Windows Forms
Describes how to respond to events generated at run time.
Windows Forms Inheritance
Describes how inheritance works in relation to a form.
Dialog Boxes in Windows Forms
Describes how to interact with the user through dialog boxes.
Windows Forms Data Architecture
Describes how to access data and bind data to controls.
Multiple-Document Interface (MDI) Applications
Describes how to create an application that has multiple forms.
Menus and Context Menus
Discusses how to create menus and shortcut menus.
Windows Forms Print Support
Discusses how to add printing capability to your application.
Drag-and-Drop Operations and Clipboard Support
Describes how to support the copying of data.
Windows Forms Controls
Provides links to topics about the controls designed specifically to work with Windows Forms.
Developing Windows Forms Controls
Discusses how to create your own user controls.