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  • Multiform Project Example - Part II

    When you are finished placing your controls on MainForm the result could look something like the diagram below:

    Main Form Design View

    Figure MFP-5: Visual Basic Mulitform Project Main Form Design View

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    The next step in this multiform project example is to add the second form to our project. The following steps detail how to perform the necessary tasks:

    Adding a Form to a VB.NET Project

    To add a second form to your project. Select Project ==> Add Windows Form... from the Visual Studio File Menu as indicated in the diagram below:

    alt='New Form'>

    Figure MFP-6: Visual Basic Select a new project Form

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    Selecting the Add Windows Form option will bring up the following dialog window:

    Add New Item

    Figure MFP-7: Visual Basic Add New Form

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    The following 5 steps are required to add a Form to your project:

    1. Add New Item.
    2. Select Windows Forms Category: This is found under the heading Categories.
    3. Select Windows Form: This is one of the Visual Studio Installed Template Options.
    4. Give the Form a Name: This would be any name that you (the programemer) find descriptive.
    5. Select Add Button: This will put the form with the selected characteristics into your project.

    Change the Form properties as indicated in the diagram below:

    Form 2 Properties

    Figure MFP-8: Visual Basic frmChangeName New Properties

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      The properties requiring changes on the newly added Form are:

    1. (Name): frmChangeName
    2. Text: Change Name

    Add the following controls to frmChangeName as indicated in the diagram below:

    frmChangeName Controls

    Figure MFP-9: Visual Basic frmChangeName Controls added from ToolBox

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    Change the properties of the controls as indicated below:

    1. Button:
      • (Name): btnAccept
      • Text: Accept New Name
    2. Label:
      • Text: Your dog's new name is:
    3. TextBox:
      • (Name): txtNewName

    After changing the appropriate properties and arranging the controls on the form, it may look similar to:

    Form 2 Design View

    Figure MFP-10: Visual Basic frmChangeName Design View

    In order to continue with this guide, and follow the final discussion on multiform projects... Press the Button below:

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