Windows form application and Windows application

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    Windows form application and Windows application

    What's the difference between a Windows form application and a Windows application?

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    The windows form application is from the .NET terminology I believe, when you using the System.Windows.Forms namespace.

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    I mean, what can a Windows form application do that a Windows application can't, or what can a Windows application do that a Windows form application can't?
    Or is it that they are the same?
    Thanks for the reply, though.
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    Aside from the fact that .NET makes windows application development and deployment very easy and fast, anything you can do with a .NET winform you can do with a win32 API based form since .NET is built on top of it much like the MFC is.
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    Development in .NET with C# is relatively easier than Win32 with C/C++. However, you should take note of a few issues.

    If you're going to send your cool application to your friends, they'll need to install the .NET redistributable.

    Some think Windows Forms is already dead.

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    there are many ways to do one thing, it's not what one way to do that another can't, it's which way is easier for one person than another.

    If windows forms is already dead that would really suck, it's sure a much better alternative to client development than java.

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