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

The free online textbook for this course is Visual C++   6 Unleashed. Read the Introduction to the book.

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Lesson 6. Building Forms II

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • Adding controls to a form
  • Positioning, aligning, sizing, spacing, and anchoring controls
  • Creating intelligent tab orders
  • Adjusting the z-order of controls
  • Creating transparent forms
  • Creating forms that always float over other forms
  • Creating multiple-document interfaces

Reading Assignments

Read the following sections from your free online textbook:

offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Working with Controls
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Creating TopMost Windows
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Creating Transparent Forms
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Creating Scrollable Forms
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Creating MDI Forms
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Setting the Startup Object

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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  3. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Visit the online Workshop.
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