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This course is intended for serious computer hobbyists, IT students, and IT professionals.

The free online textbook for this course is Visual C++   6 Unleashed. Read the Introduction to the book.

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Lesson 5. Building Forms I

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • Changing the name of a form
  • Changing the appearance of a form
  • Displaying text on a form's title bar
  • Adding an image to a form's background
  • Giving a form an icon
  • Preventing a form from appearing in the taskbar
  • Specifying the initial display position of a form
  • Displaying a form in a normal, maximized, or minimized state
  • Changing the mouse pointer
  • Showing and hiding forms

Reading Assignments

Read the following sections from your free online textbook:

offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Changing the Name of a Form
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Changing the Appearance of a Form
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Showing and Hiding Forms

Learning Activities

  1. Use this search box to refine and expand your understanding of new terms and concepts in the reading assignments.

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    Return here after completing your Workshop session.
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