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

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Adding Menus to Your Forms

One of the most important aspects in designing any program is providing the users with easy access to all the program’s functions. Users are accustomed to accessing most functions with a mouse click or two. In addition, they want all the functions located conveniently in one place. To help facilitate this strategy, most commercial Windows programs provide a menu bar across the top of the screen. Although today’s users may be more accustomed to using hyperlinks, a menu system is still a convenient way to provide access to your program’s functions, especially if screen space is limited. In this section we will show you how to create a menu bar on a form. We will also describe how to create a context menu, which is a ...

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