How can I make a frameless window? RRS feed

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  • Hello, how can I make a frameless window? It is to make an application. I have an HP Laptop running Windows 10 Home x64.
    Saturday, December 1, 2018 1:30 PM


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  • What language are you using?  C#? VB.Net? C++?

    What are you using to create a user interface?  WinForms? WPF? MFC?

    Based on your answers to the above, ask your question in the forum for the language you are using and indicate in your question which framework you are using for your UI.

    Saturday, December 1, 2018 1:39 PM
  • I am using ESLint Javascript
    Saturday, December 1, 2018 4:51 PM
  • Saturday, December 1, 2018 5:06 PM
  • Hi Ryan,

    Since our forum is to discuss the  VS IDE, I will help you move this thread to this forum to seek for a more appropriate forum, then you will get a better support, thank you for your understanding.

    Best regards,


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    Monday, December 3, 2018 8:54 AM
  • Monday, December 3, 2018 9:00 AM
  • Thank you, kind people! I am now using C++ BTW
    Tuesday, December 4, 2018 8:29 PM
  • Thank you, kind people! I am now using C++ BTW

    You can ask for help with C++ programming here.


     or windows forms questions over here.




    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

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    Tuesday, December 4, 2018 8:58 PM
  • There are an abundance of choices to be made when we want to develop Windows programs. There are so many choices that just figuring out what we need to learn requires learning very much.

    If you want to learn how to program Windows in a manner that you are likely to get help then you should use a .Net language, either C# or VB .Net. C# is the better choice. Microsoft does not support C++ very well for use with .Net, primarily because the design of .Net makes it difficult to use in C++.

    For .Net you can choose to learn Windows Forms or WPF or UWP. Windows Forms is closer to the original way of programming Windows but Microsoft encourages us to not use it. UWP applications can, by definition, be used in all versions of Windows but they have less capability to interact with other programs.

    As RLWA32 says, the details of how to create a frameless window depend on what you choose to write the program. Understanding the details of how to do that also require some familiarity with Windows; if you don't understand then you might end up with a window that you cannot close (normally) or that you can't do other things with such as minimize or move and other things.

    Probably you will benefit from a good book but I don't know what to suggest. You might decide after learning something that it is not what you want but at least then you will have a better understanding of what you want.

    Sam Hobbs

    Wednesday, December 5, 2018 6:19 AM