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Microsoft® Visual C++® .NET 2003 Kick Start by Kate Gregory

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Chapter 15. Building Advanced User Interfaces in Managed C++

Extending Windows Controls

The Windows Forms controls presented in Chapter 4, “Building Simple User Interfaces with Windows Forms,” can be used to create rich and varied user interfaces. Think of these controls as the starting point for your applications. You can build all your forms from the WinForms controls alone, but you are by no means restricted to them.

You can create a single control of your own that inherits from one of the WinForms controls, and extends the library functionality. Alternatively, you can create your own controls by pulling together ...

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