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

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Using the Dialog Controls

In earlier sections, you learned what a dialog box is and how to use two simple dialog boxes. Visual Basic .NET provides a series of Dialog controls that let your applications leverage the dialog box functionality built in to Windows. One of the goals of Windows-based programming is to make your applications easy to learn and use. By utilizing the Dialog controls, your users will be able to invoke some of your programs’ functionality by using dialog boxes with which they are already familiar.

Although the ease of setup of the Dialog controls is a great benefit, an even bigger bonus is that the resulting dialog boxes are already familiar to the user because they are the same dialog boxes used by Windows itself.

The Dialog ...

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