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I think that was referring to "Windows Forms" the .NET library, not Windows forms in general.

OK but I've used vb6, vb.net, Delphi (and Lazarus) and they are all pretty much identical in terms of dropping in controls onto a form, writing event handler code and setting properties. So to claim that delphi's vcl is clearly the inspiration for this in .net is a bit of a stretch.

They are very similar architecturally and in terms of language features, to the point where someone with Object Pascal background would feel right at home. Also it was the first Microsoft visual UI design framework backed by a _real_ programming language.

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