How to: Add Windows Forms to a Project

Your Windows application may need more than just a main form. The .NET Framework makes it easy to add dialog boxes, startup screens, and other supporting forms.

For information on adding a form that inherits from a type other than System.Windows.Forms.Form, see How to: Inherit Windows Forms.

NoteNote

The dialog boxes and menu commands you see might differ from those described in Help depending on your active settings or edition. To change your settings, choose Import and Export Settings on the Tools menu. For more information, see Working with Settings.

To add a Windows Form that inherits from the Form class

  • In Solution Explorer, right-click your project, point to Add, and then click Windows Form.

To add a Windows Form that inherits from a previously created form class

  • In Solution Explorer, right-click your project, point to Add, and then click Inherited Form.

    NoteNote

    You can also add a Windows Form from the Project menu.

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