- Grow the form to a decent size, say 800x600 or 1024x768 depending on the size of your display, by right-clicking on the form, selecting Properties from the context menu, and setting Size to 800,600.
- Drag a StatusStrip from the Toolbox to the bottom of the form, and click on it to add a ToolStripStatusLabel to it.
- Double-click on the form and add this line of code after InitializeComponents() ...
toolStripStatusLabel1.Text = "Initialising form";
Last updated 22 May 2009