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As forms are the base unit of your application, it is essential that you give some thought to their function and design. A form is ultimately a blank slate that you, as a developer, enhance with controls to create a user interface and with code to manipulate data. To that end, Visual Studio provides you with an integrated development environment (IDE) to aid in writing code, as well as a rich control set written with the .NET Framework. By complementing the functionality of these controls with your code, you can easily and quickly develop the solutions you need.
In This Section
Contains links to community resources for Windows Forms development.
Describes new features and additions to a number of classes that already existed.
Provides links to Windows Forms general concepts and procedures.
Describe features and enhancements offered by Windows Forms and explains their use.
Provides links namespaces and to code samples for common Windows Forms programming tasks, and topics that describe the Windows Forms Designer user interface (UI).