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Introduction To Windows Forms Using Visual Studio

Software Requirement

Prerequisite Knowledge

What Is A Windows Application?

What Is Windows Form?

What Is Visual Studio?

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How To Create Windows Based Project In Visual Studio

  1. Open Visual Studio.
  2. Click on File from the menu.
  3. In the menu option click on New Project…
  4. A popup window appears.
  5. Picture showing the New Project menu for creating a new project in visual studio
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Different Sections Of Visual Studio

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  1. Toolbox → You can drag and drop different controls on the form.
  2. Form → Single unit of the application. An application may consists of multiple forms.
  3. Solution explorer → Lists all the projects inside the current application. It also lists different files present inside the project(s).
  4. Property window → List the properties of the form and its contents. In the above figure the property window shows the properties of form.


Design View

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Adding Controls On Form

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  1. Left click on the control.
  2. Hold the left click
  3. Move the cursor on the form.
  4. Release the mouse.
  5. Picture showing how to drag and drop the tool in visual studio
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Run The Program

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Picture showing your first windows forms program using visual studio
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Posted By  -  Karan Gupta
Posted On  -  Thursday, February 2, 2012


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