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Introduction to GUI Programming

  • Windows Forms applications are the most-used type of user interfaces in use today
  • A console application can only have one text interface
  • A GUI application can have multiple interfaces shown
  • GUI applications are “Event Handling” applications, while Console applications are “Imperative” applications
  • You normally create your “form,” then do the “code behind” to handle “events”
  • Controls inherit most of the Form’s properties
  • You need to write the event handlers for the controls on your form
  • Double-clicking on a control will create an empty event handler for the control’s default action
  • We use prefixes on our control names so Intellisense will show them together