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Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition
In this article I will explain you about Windows Programming using C. In this article, you will learn the basics of the Windows Forms platform and how to write Windows applications using Windows forms and controls. The space allocated to this article prevents an exploration of every control in the System. Forms namespace, but the following key topics are discussed and should provide the reader an ample grounding with which to tackle any orphaned controls: Forms namespace and its classes such as Form, Control, and other control classes Working with menus, toolbars, ToolTips, and status bars Working with dialog boxes Working with common dialog classes Windows Forms Windows Forms is a framework located in the System.
If you have programmed in Visual Basic VByou are probably familiar with forms. In VB, all windows are forms. Controls are placed on forms to develop GUI applications. NET Framework is designed to remedy this “forms versus windows” situation. All windows are forms, including dialog boxes. From all of this synergy, Microsoft coined the term Windows form. Now developers using any.
In addition to the preceding, the main benefits of Windows Forms are its ease of use, the standardization of the control hierarchy, and that it allows for rapid application development RAD.
Changing the colors and fonts of controls using MFC or Win32 can be a real headache. NET Framework has taken care of most such problems and inconveniences. In addition, Windows Forms applications provide the following: Simple and flexible property support, modeled after Common control support, including support for font and color dialogs Support for Web Services Data-aware controls using ADO.
NET environment, but VS. NET is not a mandatory tool.
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A Windows Forms application, indeed all applications, may be developed without using Visual Studio’s integrated development environment IDE. Simply use any text editor to write your code and save the file with a. Our first Windows application is a simple one that creates a window.
To create a Windows-based application, you derive a class from System. Form and call the default constructor, as illustrated in Listing 9.
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The Form class acts as a container for other controls. Form class public class WinForm: The static method Application.
Run creates a standard message loop on the current thread. The program, as Figure 9. To display only the GUI window, change the option from exe to winexe. The code in Listing 9. When a user clicks the button, an event is triggered that writes a string to the text box.
A reference to the System. As can be seen in Listing 9. After that, we create the Button and TextBox controls. The call to the Form. AddRange method takes an array of controls as a parameter and adds them to the form as indicated in the following code: The following code shows how to write a button click event handler for button1.
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