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How to Add Windows Forms

Before we begin binding our database using Windows Form please take a look on this tutorial on how to add new windows forms to your project.

Windows Forms serves as a container for all the controls that you’d like to add. Examples are TextBox, Label, Button, CheckBox, ComboBox, etc.

When you create a new project, visual studio automatically provides you one windows forms which you can use right away, run it, or compile or project but without anything in it. It just a plain form waiting to be filled with controls.

To add a Windows Form

  • In Solution Explorer, right-click your project, point to Add, and then click Windows Form.


  • Click Project Menu, click Add Windows Form.

    Add Windows Forms

  • Type the name of the form. This is the filename when you open it in windows explorer.

    Windows Form name

If you notice, I have a prefix for Books form. Microsoft advice that you must use a proper naming convention for every control. In this case Forms has always a prefix of “frm”

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Submitted byAnonymous (not verified)on Tue, 08/30/2011 - 21:57

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