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

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Other Specialized Controls

Visual Basic .NET includes a number of controls that perform specific functions. Some of these controls are discussed in the following sections.

The LinkLabel Control

The LinkLabel control is a welcome enhancement to the standard Label control. As you may have gathered from its name, the LinkLabel control is much like a normal Label control, but it allows the user to click one or more Web-like hyperlinks to perform some action, such as opening a new form or visiting a Web page. The hyperlink analogy will be familiar to Web-savvy users.

As you will see, you can designate all or part of the text that makes up a LinkLabel control’s Text property to be a hyperlink. When the user clicks the hyperlink text in the control, ...

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