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All About Forms

  • Since controls usually inherit properties from forms, setting them up once before you add controls to your forms makes it easier when adding controls
  • If you change a form’s properties, any controls already created won’t inherit properties from it
  • The main Form properties you’ll change are:
    • Name – the name used to reference the form in code
    • BackColor and ForeColor – the colors of the form
    • Font – the size, typeface and weight of the form’s text
    • Size – how much space it takes up on the screen. Can be set by entering specific values, or by clicking and dragging the bottom right corner
    • Icon – The icon in the upper-left of the form
    • FormBorderStyle – Whether the form is a fixed border, dialog box, or sizable
    • Text – the text in the upper-left of the form just to the right of the icon