Chapter 3. Working with Toolbox Controls

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Use TextBox and Button controls to create a Hello World program.

  • Use the DateTimePicker control to display your birth date.

  • Use CheckBox, RadioButton, ListBox, and ComboBox controls to process user input.

  • Use the LinkLabel control and the Process.Start method to display a Web page by using your system's default browser.

As you learned in earlier chapters, Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 controls are the graphical tools you use to build the user interface of a Microsoft Visual Basic program. Controls are located in the development environment's Toolbox, and you use them to create objects on a form with a simple series of mouse clicks and dragging motions.

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