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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Visual Basic® .NET by Jeff Spotts, Brian Siler

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Designing the User Interface

Now that you have set up your working environment, it’s time to design the user interface, which is the visual part of the program that your user sees and interacts with. Typically, when developing Windows applications, you design the user interface first and then write the code that makes the program come alive.

Getting Information from the User

Most computer programs are interactive—they need to receive information from the user as well as provide information back to the user. A Windows-based Visual Basic program interacts with its user through controls that are placed on the program’s form(s). A control is an object that interacts with the user or the program. Many of Visual Basic’s controls can be used to obtain ...

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