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Creating 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.

In This Section

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.

Related Sections

Decision Chart
Provides an interactive guide to help you choose which approach or technology to use, as well as links to more information.
Windows Forms and Web Forms Recommendations
Discusses considerations for choosing between the two forms packages.
Windows Applications Namespaces in Visual Studio
Provides links to namespaces relevant to Windows Forms.
Creating Web Applications and Services
Provides links to information about how to create applications with Web Forms and how to create XML Web services with Visual Basic and C#.