Learn How to Use Microsoft Office PowerPoint and Paint to Design Modern Forms for Visual Studio

The students will learn how to use Microsoft Office PowerPoint / Paint to design new modern views of Visual Studio Form.


The main idea of the transparency forms appears in 90's I use it in some desktop games and some funny birthday animation cards for my family and my friend's kids.

In this year I started publishing in TutorialsPoint some programming languages courses and thought to add some funny to the training materials. So, I start a course teaching parents how to create Cartoon story in 10 minutes for their kids and the other one is how to design modern proficient forms for Visual studio without using the complicated Paint shop Pro or Photoshop just  

using PowerPoint and Microsoft Paint. I tested the idea with some Mechanical engineers need to design a Gas Compressor Calculator parameters with charts. The modern design was simple put amazing because it is contains the image of Gas Compressor in the background with opacity 0.5 and all other controls of the form have opacity 1. I hope you enjoy the simple idea of this design. And use it in great applications and software.  

Today we’re happy to announce that the Windows Forms designer for .NET Core projects is now available as a preview in Visual Studio 2019 version 16.6! We also have a newer version of the designer available in Visual Studio 16.7 Preview 1! 

What’s available in the designer

  • All Windows Forms controls except DataGridView and ToolStripContainer (these are coming soon)

  • UserControl and custom controls infrastructure (only available since Visual Studio 16.7 Preview 1 version)

  • All designer functionality, such as

    • drag-and-drop

    • selection, move and resize

    • cut/copy/paste/delete

    • integration with Properties Window

    • events generation and so on

  • New WebView2 control This chromium-based embedded browser control allows to render web content (HTML/CSS/JavaScript) for .NET apps. It is supported in both .NET Core and .NET Framework platforms for Windows Forms and WPF applications. You can find a getting started tutorial in the Microsoft documentation and we will publish a blog post dedicated to WebView2 control in the nearest future.

  • Local resources

  • Partial support for localization

    • Localizable properties of the controls and UserControl can be serialized into ResX-files (by setting Localizable property to true).

    • Different languages are supported via changing Language property.

    • Additional Cultures are added in the preview of .NET 5 according to the International Components for Unicode Standard (ICU).

What’s coming next

  • Project resources

  • Complete localization

  • Inherited dialogs support

  • Data binding scenarios

This work is in progress, and you already can see some results in the Visual Studio 16.7 Preview 1 designer.

  • Third-party control vendors support

What Will I Get ?

  • The students will learn how to use Microsoft Office PowerPoint and Paint to design new modern views of Visual Studio Forms.
  • The students will learn how to design new UserForm for Excel VBA and Access VBA Form.
  • The students will be able to design Modern Forms and Modern UserForms to customers.
  • The students will be able to use the same idea in design websites and Multimedia Forms.


  • No programming experience needed. You will learn everything you need to know.
  • Microsoft office 2007 or higher version.

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