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Dynamic Control Creation Sample

This sample demonstrates how to add controls to a form in a Windows application at run time.

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  • Press F5.

Several options for adding controls to forms are demonstrated. Controls are added to the main form by declaring a new instance of a control and adding the reference to the form's Control.ControlCollection collection. A more a complicated scenario demonstrates creating an instance of a new form and adding controls to the new form. The controls to be created are specified in an XML file.