Whether you’re a new or experienced developer, get the focused information you need to streamline application development using Windows Forms and Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0. Award-winning author Charles Petzold illuminates the essential concepts and techniques for exploiting Windows Forms capabilities—offering concise, eloquent instruction as always, along with ample code examples in C#.
Discover how to:
Understand the architecture of Windows Forms programs
Add familiar Windows controls to your application, such as buttons, scroll bars, and text boxes
Create toolbars, menus, and status bars, complete with text and bitmap images
Enhance existing controls, combine multiple controls, or create custom controls from scratch
Exploit dynamic layout with FlowLayoutPanel
Support absolute, proportional, or auto-sized columns and rows with TableLayoutPanel
Develop data-bound controls
Display tabular data with the new DataGridView control—without writing extensive code
PLUS—Build and deploy two real-world Windows Forms applications from the bottom up
Charles Petzold has been writing about Windows programming for 25 years. A Windows Pioneer Award winner, Petzold is author of the classic Programming Windows, the widely acclaimed Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software, Programming Windows Phone 7, and more than a dozen other books.