Typically, programs interact with controls by using the controls’ properties, methods, and events. These are described more generally and more completely in Chapter 10.
This chapter doesn’t explain in detail how you can use properties, methods, and events because the details depend on the programming language you are using. Different controls also provide a wide variety of features, so an exhaustive description of them all in this book is simply impossible. The following sections do describe properties, methods, and events generally to give you an idea about what is possible in your programs. You can also find much more detail and examples of using controls in the companion books Start Here! Learn Microsoft Visual Basic Programming