Pro .NET 2.0 Windows Forms and Custom Controls in C#

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Renowned author Matthew MacDonald combines careful treatment of the API with detailed user-interface design principles. Further, this book incorporates C# and the final beta of .NET 2.0. The result: thorough coverage of Windows Forms and GDI+ namespaces for .NET programmers! You will become equipped to design state-of-the-art Windows interfaces and program graphics, and learn how to create your own controls.

As a developer, you must know more than just how to add a control to a ...

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Overview

Renowned author Matthew MacDonald combines careful treatment of the API with detailed user-interface design principles. Further, this book incorporates C# and the final beta of .NET 2.0. The result: thorough coverage of Windows Forms and GDI+ namespaces for .NET programmers! You will become equipped to design state-of-the-art Windows interfaces and program graphics, and learn how to create your own controls.

As a developer, you must know more than just how to add a control to a window. You must be able to create an entire user interface framework that's scalable, flexible, and reusable. This book is not a reference manual. Instead, it contains detailed discussions about user interface elements that you’ll use on a regular basis.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590594391
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 12/20/2005
  • Series: Expert's Voice In . Net Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1080
  • Product dimensions: 6.96 (w) x 10.38 (h) x 1.93 (d)

Meet the Author

Matthew MacDonald is an author,educator, and MCSD developer who has a passion for emerging technologies. He isthe author of more than a dozen books about .NET programming. In a dimly-remembered past life, he studied English literature and theoretical physics.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 User interface architecture 3
Ch. 2 Control basics 41
Ch. 3 Forms 73
Ch. 4 The classic controls 111
Ch. 5 Images and resources 151
Ch. 6 Lists and trees 173
Ch. 7 Drawing with GDI+ 211
Ch. 8 Data binding 263
Ch. 9 Custom control basics 321
Ch. 10 User controls 337
Ch. 11 Derived controls 365
Ch. 12 Owner-drawn controls 389
Ch. 13 Design-time support for custom sontrols 425
Ch. 14 Tool, menu, and status strips 477
Ch. 15 The DataGridView 521
Ch. 16 Sound and video 579
Ch. 17 The Webbrowser 593
Ch. 18 Validation and masked editing 615
Ch. 19 Multiple and single document interfaces 655
Ch. 20 Multithreading 693
Ch. 21 Dynamic interfaces and layout engines 733
Ch. 22 Help systems 781
Ch. 23 Skinned forms and animated buttons 815
Ch. 24 Dynamic drawing with a design surface 845
Ch. 25 Custom extender providers 879
Ch. 26 Advanced design-time support 893
App. A Creating usable interfaces 935
App. B ClickOnce 951
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