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Displaying Windows Forms in the Designer

Visual Studio .NET 2003

Within the Windows Forms Designer, you can view the forms within your project and their controls.

To view forms in the Windows Forms Designer

  • In Solution Explorer, double-click the form. For details, see Introduction to Windows Forms.

    If Solution Explorer is not visible, show it by pressing CTRL+ALT+L, or by selecting it from the View menu.

To view the code for a form

  • In Solution Explorer, select the form and then click the View Code button.
    Note   Double-clicking a form or its controls will also switch to code view, but will add the default event handler for that control. For example, double-clicking a Button control will show the Code Editor and add the
    Button_Click
    event handler. For more information about event handlers, see Introduction to Event Handlers in Windows Forms.

See Also

Code and Text Editor | Introduction to Windows Forms | Creating Windows Forms | Choosing the Startup Form in Your Windows Application | Dialog Boxes in Windows Forms | What's New in Windows Forms and Controls

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