WinForms is a programming model used to create Windows Applications. The .NET framework offers base classes for building Windows applications. Most of the functionality for these classes is in the System.Windows.Forms.
Lets look at the simplest traditional "hello world" example which will help us create our first Windows application in Delphi .NET
The form class is derived form the System.Windows.Forms.Form class.
In the constructor of this class private procedure called InitializeComponents is called. If we want to add a new controls to the form we can do it in this procedure.
program newform; uses System.Drawing, System.Collections, System.ComponentModel, System.Windows.Forms, System.Data; type TMyform = class(Form) private components : IContainer; procedure InitializeComponent; public constructor Create; destructor Destroy; override; end; constructor TMyform.Create; begin inherited Create; InitializeComponent; end; destructor TMyform.Destroy; begin inherited; end; procedure TMyform.InitializeComponent; begin Self.components := System.ComponentModel.Container.Create as IContainer; Self.AutoScaleBaseSize := System.Drawing.Size.Create(5, 13); Self.ClientSize := System.Drawing.Size.Create(160, 85); Self.Name := 'Myform' ; Self.Text := 'Hello World'; //change the form title end; var MyForm : TMyForm; begin MyForm := TMyForm.Create; Application.Run(MyForm); end.
This tutorial was kindly provided by serge perevoznyk