User Interfaces in VB .NET: Windows Forms and Custom Controls / Edition 1

User Interfaces in VB .NET: Windows Forms and Custom Controls / Edition 1

by Matthew MacDonald
     
 

User Interfaces in VB. NET: Windows Forms and Custom Controls goes beyond simple coverage of the Windows Forms and GDI+ namespaces by combining a careful treatment of the API with a detailed discussion of good user-interface design principles. After reading User Interfaces in VB. NET: Windows Forms and Custom Controls, you'll know how to

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User Interfaces in VB. NET: Windows Forms and Custom Controls goes beyond simple coverage of the Windows Forms and GDI+ namespaces by combining a careful treatment of the API with a detailed discussion of good user-interface design principles. After reading User Interfaces in VB. NET: Windows Forms and Custom Controls, you'll know how to design state-of-the-art application interfaces, program graphics, and much more.

This book contains the following:

  • An overview of how to design elegant user interfaces the average user can understand
  • A comprehensive examination of the user interface controls and classes in .NET
  • Best practices and design tips for coding user interfaces and integrating help

Although this book isn't a reference, it does contain detailed discussions about every user interface element you'll use on a regular basis. But you won't just learn how to use .NET controlsyou'll learn how and why to extend them with your own custom controls. As a developer, you need to know more than how to add a control to a window. You also need to know how to create an entire user interface framework that's scalable, flexible, and reusable.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590590447
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
07/09/2002
Edition description:
2002
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
1.31(w) x 7.50(h) x 9.25(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
About the Author
About the Technical Reviewer
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Ch. 1Creating Usable Interfaces1
Ch. 2Designing with Classes and Tiers21
Ch. 3Control Class Basics55
Ch. 4Classic Controls81
Ch. 5Forms139
Ch. 6Modern Controls197
Ch. 7Custom Controls255
Ch. 8Design-Time Support for Custom Controls293
Ch. 9Data Controls339
Ch. 10MDI Interfaces and Workspaces389
Ch. 11Dynamic User Interface425
Ch. 12GDI+ Basics455
Ch. 13GDI+ Controls491
Ch. 14Help and Application-Embedded Support519
Index549

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