Chapter 8. Windows Forms

If the goal of Microsoft .NET is to embrace the Web, what will happen to conventional Windows applications? It turns out the .NET Framework not only benefits the development of web applications, but improves the way standard Windows applications are built. In this chapter, we provide you with an understanding of what Windows Forms are, how to use Windows Forms .NET classes to create Windows Forms-based applications, and how you can still "embrace the Web" while creating Windows applications.[1]

[1] For further information, see O'Reilly's .NET Windows Forms in a Nutshell, by Ian Griffiths and Matthew Adams, and Programming .NET Windows Applications, by Jesse Liberty.