Visual Studio 2019: The Powerhouse in Application Development
Visual Studio 2019 is the cutting-edge integrated development environment (IDE) that enables developers to create an array of applications including desktop, web, and mobile applications. One of the pivotal components of these applications is the ability to collect data from users through user-friendly forms. In this mind-boggling experience, we will take you on a ride illustrating the steps of creating a simple but sensational form in Visual Studio 2019.
Step 1: The Giant Leap of Launching Visual Studio 2019
You can start the journey from the start menu or taskbar by launching Visual Studio 2019. After launching, choose the type of project you’re out to create. If you prefer making a Windows Forms Application, opt for the “Create a New Project” option in the welcome screen or go to the “File” tab and select “New Project.”
Step 2: Project Typing
Under the “New Project” dialog box, navigate to “Windows Forms App (.NET Framework)” and select it by telling it the name and where you want to save the project. Finally, click the “Create” button, and the wizards in Visual Studio 2019 will create a new sleaky Windows Form Application at your beck and call.
Step 3: The Heartbeat of the Form
By default, Visual Studio 2019 will provide with a ready to use form. However, if the form is nowhere in the project, don’t fret. To add one, simply right-click the project, select “Add,” and then “Windows Form”. Provide the name of the form, and voila, Visual Studio 2019 will create it for you.
Step 4: Intellectual Control of the Form
After having a form, it’s time to add controls to it, such as text boxes, labels, buttons, etc. To add controls, navigate to the “Toolbox” window, where Visual Studio 2019 provides different controls options that you can drag and drop onto your form. Alternatively, use your coding skills as you can programmatically add controls in either VB.NET or C#.
Step 5: Setting It Straight with Control Properties
Once you have added the controls, the next crucial step is to set their properties. For instance, consider when adding a text box, it’s important to specify a name, size, font, and other relevant attributes. You can either do this on the design surface by clicking on the control and navigating through its properties window or do it programmatically.
Step 6: An Eventful Event Handler
An event handler responds to triggered events, such as hitting the submit button or clicking a key. With our form in Visual Studio 2019, it’s crucial to respond to that event adequately. To add an event handler to a control, double-click on it. And there you have it, Visual Studio 2019 will create a default event handler method that you modify to suit your project’s purpose.
Step 7: Validate Like Never Before
Validating user input is the backbone of ensuring accurate data entry and that input data meets the precise criteria set. Adding conditional statements to check certain input values helps validate the inputted data. For instance, a valid email address should contain an “@” symbol, making this a prime test case.
Step 8: Savor Your Award-Winning Form by Saving and Building
Saving your project and building it is the final step in creating your astounding form with its controls and features in Visual Studio 2019. Building the project stops you from making any last-minute errors before the launch. To build your project, go to “Build” on the menu bar, select “Build Solution.” Visual Studio 2019 highlights any errors, and you can iron them out before another rebuild.
Forms aid in collecting users’ vital data and remain quintessential components in many applications. Visual Studio 2019 allows developers to make forms and include various controls and features with minimal interference. Follow our tutorial to create an exciting form and collect data with utmost ease from your users.