Creating Windows Forms Applications (Visual C#)
Windows Forms is one of two technologies that you use in Visual C# to create Windows-based smart client applications that run on the .NET Framework. Windows Forms is especially suited to rapid application development scenarios where a rich graphical user interface is not the top priority. You use the Windows Forms Designer to create your user interface, and you will have access to other design and run-time features including the following:
Rich database support with the DataGridView Control (Windows Forms).
Toolbars and other user interface elements that can have the appearance and behavior of Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Office, or Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Windows Presentation Foundation
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), one of the components of .NET Framework versions 3.0 and 3.5, is the newest presentation technology for the creation of next-generation Windows applications. XAML-based and graphics-oriented, WPF enables developers and designers to create rich and effective user experiences that incorporate UI, media, and documents. For more information, see: