In a technology named Windows Forms, you can expect the form to play a critical role. This chapter explores the basics, including displaying forms, form lifetime, form size and location, nonclient form adornments, menu strips, tool strips, and status strips, as well as advanced topics such as form transparency, nonrectangular forms, and visual inheritance. And if that's not enough, Chapter 3: Dialogs is all about using forms as dialogs.
Some of the material in this chapter discusses child controls, but only where those controls are commonly found on forms, particularly main forms. For a discussion devoted to Windows Forms controls, see Chapter 10: Controls. Chapter 4: Layout covers arranging controls using the myriad of design-time and run-time features offered by .NET.