To create controls that abstract away unimportant details and are tailored for a specific type of data. You saw this model in Chapter 6, with custom ListView and TreeView examples.
To create controls that provide entirely new functionality, or just combine existing UI elements in a unique way. An example of this is the directory browser control developed in this chapter.
To create controls with a distinct original look, or ones that mimic popular controls in professional applications (like Microsoft’s Outlook bar) that aren’t available to the masses. This topic is considered briefly in this chapter, and returned to in Chapter 13, with GDI+.
KeywordsUser Control Image Collection Visual Studio Tree View Dummy Node
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