Join Walt Ritscher for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a classic Windows application with Windows Forms, part of Visual Studio 2010 Essential Training.
Forms have been a part of the Microsoft programming lexicon since the first…version of Visual Basic appeared back in 1991.…Form is the term used to designate an interactive window.….NET is a replacement for those early com-based systems, but Microsoft continues…the notion of form-based development.…This framework is called Windows Forms.…Windows Forms have been extremely popular in corporate applications, forming the…basis of thousands of useful applications.…They are easy to develop, and within Visual Studio support a drag-and-…drop interface designer.…
Despite their popularity, WinForm development is on the wane.…WinForm uses GDI as it's rendering engine, which some consider inferior for…building modern interfaces.…Because of this, Microsoft created a replacement technology for Windows Forms.…This new UI/API is called Windows Presentation Foundation, and it is covered in…the next movie in this chapter.…Even though I'm a diehard WPF fan, I want to show you some of the features of Windows Forms.…
- Creating a Visual Studio project
- Building the user interface
- Binding to an RSS feed
- Coding with IntelliSense
- Creating rich Internet applications with Silverlight
- Building Windows applications with Windows Forms
- Integrating with SQL Server
- Working with Microsoft Office applications
- Understanding extensibility in Visual Studio
- Working with data, ADO.NET and datasets
- Using source control
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: Which edition of Visual Studio 2010 do I need to follow along in this course?
A: The course is taught with Visual Studio 2010 Professional, but can also be used with the Premium or Ultimate editions. The Express editions of Visual Studio, including Visual Basic 2010 Express, Visual C# 2010 Express, and Visual C++ Express, are not covered in this course.
Q: I'm attempting to download the exercise files for this course, and my virus protection is blocking me from unzipping the downloaded file. Are the files corrupted?
A: The alert is a false-positive message. Your antivirus software is detecting the active code included in the exercise files, which in some ways resembles viral code. There is nothing to be alarmed about and you can ignore the warning. This is common among coding courses and environments.
1. Getting Started
2. Exploring the Visual Studio Workspace (IDE)
3. Building a Simple Application
4. Exploring the Code Editors
5. Working with Code
6. Understanding the Project Types
7. Digging Into Your Data
8. Debugging Your Application
9. Testing Your Application
10. Deploying Your Application
11. Working with Source Control
12. Integrating with Microsoft Office Applications
Making an Excel 2010 add-in5m 21s
13. Extending Visual Studio
14. Configuring Your Application
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