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Windows Forms as the Presentation Tier of a Three-Tier Application

Visual Studio .NET 2003

A Windows Forms program can act as a standalone executable file or as the client portion of a two-tier system, similar to applications you may have developed using Visual Studio 6.0. Additionally, Windows Forms can act as a user-interface layer within a three-tier application. Using HTTP calls to a server that is connected to a database, Windows Forms are capable of acting as the front end to a powerful, data-enabled architecture that leverages the rich user interface of a client application with the advanced processing of an application server.

For more information, see Walkthrough: Creating a Distributed Application.

See Also

Introduction to Windows Forms | Creating Windows Forms | What's New in Windows Forms and Controls

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