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Smart Client Applications (Windows Forms)
Build Providers for Windows Forms
Draft a Rich UI: Ground Rules for Building Enhanced Windows Forms Support into Your .NET App
A New Grid Control in Windows Forms
Owner-Drawing in .NET
P2P Comm Using Web Services
Smart Clients: Build A Windows Forms Control To Consume And Render WSRP Portlets
Spice It Up: Sprinkle Some Pizzazz on Your Plain Vanilla Windows Forms Apps
Synchronizing Multiple Windows Forms
Text Rendering: Build World-Ready Apps Using Complex Scripts In Windows Forms Controls
Windows Forms Controls: Z-order and Copying Collections
Winning Forms: Practical Tips For Boosting The Performance Of Windows Forms Apps
Code Samples
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  Smart Client Applications (Windows Forms)


Windows® Forms is the new platform for Microsoft® Windows application development, based on the .NET Framework. This framework provides a clear, object-oriented, extensible set of classes that enable you to develop rich Windows applications. Additionally, Windows Forms can act as the local user interface in a multi-tier distributed solution.

Within a Windows Forms project, the form is the primary vehicle for user interaction. By combining different sets of controls and writing code, you can elicit information from the user and respond to it, work with existing stores of data, and query and write back to the file system and registry on the user's local computer.

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Smart clients are easily deployed and managed client applications that provide an adaptive, responsive and rich interactive experience by leveraging local resources and intelligently connecting to distributed data sources. The developer center includes information on .NET Compact Framework, Windows Form, and Visual Studio Tools for Office.

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