Chapter 7. Working with Traditional Controls

What You’ll Learn in This Hour:

  • Displaying static text with the Label control

  • Allowing users to enter text using a text box

  • Creating password fields

  • Working with buttons

  • Using panels, group boxes, check boxes, and option buttons

  • Displaying lists with list boxes and combo boxes

The previous two hours described how to work with forms in considerable detail. Forms are the foundation of a user interface but are pretty much useless by themselves. To create a functional interface, you need to use controls. Controls are the various widgets and doo-dads on a form with which users interact. Dozens of different types of controls exist, from the simple Label control used to display static text to the more complicated ...

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