Introduction to Windows Forms

by Rob Windsor

This course is designed to help you get started building applications with Windows Forms. It starts with basics and moves to application layout options, data binding, and deployment. Demonstrations are primarily done using Visual Basic.

What you'll learn

This course is designed to help you get started building applications with Windows Forms. We start by examining the core elements of WinForms by building an application just using code. Once we understand the foundation of Windows Forms, we turn our attention to the tooling included in Visual Studio. We then look at some common application layouts, building a complete application for each. Next is an examination of the data binding features of Windows Forms. We’ll bind to simple objects, DataSets and LINQ to SQL entities. Finally we see how we can easily deploy Windows Forms applications using ClickOnce.

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About the author

Rob Windsor is a Senior Consultant and Trainer. He has almost twenty five years' experience developing all types of applications and is currently spending a majority of his time working with Office 365 and SharePoint. Rob is a regular speaker at conferences, code camps, and user groups and is a contributor to the Pluralsight On-Demand library. Rob is the founder and past-president of the North Toronto .NET User Group and has been recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for his... more

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