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Chapter 8. Files > Building Menus with the Windows Forms Designer

8.6. Building Menus with the Windows Forms Designer

In the test-drive of the Credit Inquiry application (Section 8.4) and in the overview of the Create Accounts application (Section 8.5), we demonstrated how menus provide a convenient way to organize the commands that you use to interact with an application without “cluttering” its user interface. Menus contain groups of related commands. When a command is selected, the application performs a specific action (for example, select a file to open, exit the application, etc.).

Menus make it simple and straightforward to locate an application’s commands. They can also make it easier for users to use applications. For example, many applications provide a File menu that contains an Exit menu item to terminate the application. If this menu item is always placed in the File menu, then users become accustomed to going to the File menu to terminate an application. When they use a new application and it has a File menu, they’ll already be familiar with the location of the Exit command.


  

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