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Video How to: Create a C# Windows Forms Application

Visual Studio 2008

Create a C# Windows Forms ApplicationVideo How To

Authors: Kathleen McGrath, Harry Miller, Jo Molnar, Microsoft Corporation

Applies to: Microsoft Visual C# 2008 Express Edition

Length: 00:08:41 | Size: 27.4 MB | Type: WMV file


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Windows Forms provide your project with components, such as dialog boxes, menus, buttons, and many other controls, that make up a standard Windows application user interface (UI). You can drag the controls onto your application's main form and adjust their size and position. As you do this, the IDE automatically adds the source code to create an instance of the appropriate class and initialize it.

This video shows you how to create your own Web browser application, which you can customize with shortcuts to your favorite Web sites. The following tasks are included in the process:

  • How to create a new Windows Forms application.

  • How to switch between Code view and Design view.

  • How to change the Windows Form's properties.

  • How to add controls to the form.

  • How to create event handlers for controls.

The Visual C# Help includes the code and the steps that are demonstrated in this video. See How to: Create a C# Windows Forms Application.