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About this Course

This course is intended for serious computer hobbyists, IT students, and IT professionals.

The free online textbook for this course is Sams Teach Yourself Visual Studio .NET 2003 in 21 Days. You should begin by reading the complete Introduction to the book.

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Lesson 3. Writing Windows Forms Applications

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • Using forms and controls
  • How to handle events in Windows Forms
  • Adding controls to forms
  • Dynamically adding controls to Forms
  • Creating MDI applications with Windows Forms
  • Inheriting Windows Forms
  • Using common dialogs in Windows Forms

offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Read the Introduction

Reading Assignments

Read the following sections from your free online textbook:

offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Hello .NET!
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Understanding Windows Forms
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Working with Controls Dynamically in Code
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Using Menus and MDI Forms
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Using Inheritance in Windows Forms
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Using Common Dialog Controls
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) More About Controls
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Making Your Forms Look Pretty
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Advanced Windows Forms

Learning Activities

  1. Use this search box to refine and expand your understanding of new terms and concepts in the reading assignments.

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  1. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Read the Summary of the lesson.
  2. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Study the Q&A.
  3. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Take the Quiz to test your understanding.
  4. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Complete the hands-on Exercises.
    Return here after completing your hands-on exercises.


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