Chapter 3. Windows Applications


.NET 1.0 introduced a whole new toolkit for writing Windows applications. This toolkitcalled Windows Formsquickly won the hearts of developers with its rich features for creating self-sizing windows, customized controls, and dynamic graphics. But for all its strengths, the Windows Forms toolkit left out a few features that many VB 6 developers had come to expect, including a masked edit control and a way to display HTML web pages. The Windows Forms toolkit also lacked some of the frills found in modern Windows applications, like Office XP-style toolbars and menus with thumbnail images. As you'll see in this chapter, .NET 2.0 includes all of these elements and more.



Visual Basic 2005(c) A Developer's Notebook
Visual Basic 2005: A Developers Notebook
ISBN: 0596007264
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2006
Pages: 123

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