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Microsoft®C# Programming for the absolute beginner by Andy Harris

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Creating a Windows-Style Program with a GUI

The Windows operating system, like most modern computer operating systems, provides a graphical user interface (GUI). The GUI, pronounced “gooey,” (I love it when technical terms sound silly) has several purposes. It is intended to make the user’s life easier. Manipulating a mouse and clicking screen elements is presumably easier than typing commands from a text-based menu. Visual elements on the screen are more aesthetically interesting than the kinds of programs you have seen so far in this book. Graphical elements, such as text boxes, list boxes, and scroll bars, also have practical benefits. Many of them are designed to limit user input. This prevents the user from entering invalid data and minimizes ...

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