Windows Forms 2.0 Programming
Any Windows programmer using .NET will need to deal with Windows Forms, also known as WinForms. And use of .NET among Windows programmers continues to grow at a rapid pace. The bestselling book on WinForms 1.X, and by far the best reviewed one, was Chris Sells’ book. Chris and his coauthor, Mike Weinhardt, have updated it completely for the just released WinForms 2.0. The first edition was so successful in fact that there will be much less competition for this new edition. It is almost twice as long, reflecting the increased complexity of WinForms 2.0 and the number of changes made. It is also much more timely, coming out just a few months after the release of the product; it should be the first book on WinForms 2.0 tested completely against the final release code, not just the Beta 2 code. Given the amount of changes in WinForms 2.0, people who have already purchased the first edition will want the new edition, not just programmers just starting with .NET. So all in all, this book should sell even better than the very successful first edition did.
From the Back Cover
Windows Forms 2.0 Programming is the successor to the highly praised Windows Forms Programming in C#. This edition has been significantly updated to amalgamate the sheer mass of new and improved support that is encompassed by Windows Forms 2.0, the .NET Framework 2.0, and Visual Studio 2005. This is the one book developers need in order to learn how to build and deploy leading-edge Windows Forms 2.0 applications.
Readers will gain a deep understanding from Sells and Weinhardt’s practical, well-balanced approach to the subject and clear code samples.
- Windows Forms 2.0 fundamentals, including forms, dialogs, data validation, help, controls, components, and rendering
- Static and dynamic layout, snap lines, HTML-style flow and table layout, automatic resizing, and automatic cross-DPI scaling
- Office 2003-style tool strip control coverage, including dynamic layout and custom rendering
- Design-time integration with the Visual Studio 2005 Properties Window and Smart Tags
- Resource management, strongly typed resources, and internationalization considerations
- Strongly typed application and user settings
- SDI, MDI, Single Instancing, Multiple-Instance SDI, Single-Instance MDI, database-centric, and document-centric applications
- Databinding data-source management, drag-and-drop databinding, the BindingSource, the BindingNavigator, and applied databinding
- Events, delegates, multithreaded UIs, long-running operations, simplified multithreading with the BackgroundWorker, and asynchronous web service calls
- ClickOnce application development publishing, shell integration, and partial trust security
- Best practices for developers transitioning from Windows Forms 1.0 and MFC
- Paperback: 1296 pages
- Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 2nd Edition (May 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0321267966
- ISBN-13: 978-0321267962