With new Windows Forms, developers using Visual Basic .NET 2003 can build Windows-based applications that make use of the rich user interface features available in the Windows operating system. Many of the rapid application development (RAD) tools that developers have come to expect are found in Visual Basic .NET 2003, including drag-and-drop form design and the popular code behind forms model. In addition, features such as automatic control anchoring and docking eliminate the need for complex form-resize code. Controls such as the in-place menu editor deliver visual authoring of menus directly within the Windows Forms Designer. Combined with greater application responsiveness, as well as simplified localization and accessibility, these features in Windows Forms make Visual Basic .NET 2003 the choice for today's Visual Basic developers.
- Address today's Windows and Web development challenges more effectively - Intuitive visual designers for Windows Forms and Web Forms provide a single development model for building both rich desktop applications and broad-reach Web applications. No touch
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