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Property Manipulation in Windows Forms

Visual Studio .NET 2003

Properties are attributes that define the state, behavior, and appearance of a form or control. Most visual controls expose properties so you can define their appearance, such as forecolor, backcolor, size, location, and font to use for displaying text. Controls and forms can also expose properties that specify how the control will interact with the user and the information the control needs to operate at run time. For details on manipulating properties and property views, see, Setting Properties for Controls, Documents, and Forms.

Use the Properties window to view and set the properties that are available for a form or control while it is being designed. Other properties may be available only at run time and can be accessed by code. For a description of the Properties window in the design environment, see Properties Window.

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What's New in Windows Forms and Controls