A Simple Hello World Program (Windows Forms Application-Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition)

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From the name itself, a windows forms application is local-based application that uses a graphical user interface similar to windows. The following steps show you how to create a windows forms application and display a "Hello world!" text in it:

1. Start MSVC++ Express 2008 by clicking on the Start button, All Programs then clicking on the Microsoft Visual C++ Express Edition Start menu option.

2. Click File>New>Project. The new project dialog box will then come into view.

3. Select Windows Forms Application from the Visual Studio Installed templates, type the project name>Click Ok.
After clicking the Ok button, an IDE suited for windows forms application will then appear containing a form, a toolbox window, and a properties window.

4. Select your form by clicking its title bar. In the properties window, locate the Name property then assign “NameForm” as its value. In similar manner, locate the Text property then assign “Display Hello World” as its value. Both values should be entered without quotation marks.


5. In the toolbox window, Select the label tool then click and drag it into an area in your form where you wanted to appear your “Hello world!” text.

6. Select your label, in the properties window, locate the Name property then assign “HelloLabel” as its value. In the same manner, locate the Text property then assign “Hello world!” as its value. Both values should be typed without quotation marks.

7. Press F5 to execute your application. If all went well, you should now see you windows form application with a "Hello world!" text displayed in it.

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