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Getting Started with WinForms ShapedForm

To add a ShapedForm to your project:

1. Create a new Windows Application in Visual Studio.

2. Make sure your project includes a reference to Telerik.WinControls and Telerik.WinControls.UI libraries.

You can add these references automatically by adding any RadControl to the form.

3. Right-click the default form and select View Code.

4. If you are working in C#: Change the declaration of the form so that it derives from the Telerik.WinControls.UI.ShapedForm class.

5. If you are working in Visual Basic:

  1. Click the Show All Files button in Solution Explorer.

  2. Expand the Form1.vb node in Solution Explorer.

  3. Open the Form1.Designer.vb file by double-clicking it.

  4. Change the declaration in the Form1.Designer.vb file so that it derives from the Telerik.WinControls.UI.ShapedForm class: 

Changing WinForms form to Telerik ShapedForm

partial class ShapedForm1 : Telerik.WinControls.UI.ShapedForm

<Global.Microsoft.VisualBasic.CompilerServices.DesignerGenerated()> _
Partial Class ShapedForm1
    Inherits Telerik.WinControls.UI.ShapedForm

10. Return to the design view of the form. Visual Studio will repaint the form without a title bar, indicating that it is now being derived from the ShapedForm class.

11. Press F5 to run the project.

See Also

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