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Start Here!™ Learn Microsoft Visual Basic® 2012 by Michael Halvorson

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Chapter 3. Using Controls

After completing this chapter, you’ll be able to

  • Use the Ellipse and TextBlock controls to customize your application’s user interface.

  • Use the CheckBox and RadioButton controls to receive input from the user.

  • Use the MediaElement control to add music and video to your application.

Chapter 2, introduced you to the process of writing a Microsoft Visual Basic program for the Windows 8 user interface. In this chapter, you’ll continue learning how to build an attractive interface for your Windows app using XAML Toolbox controls. The techniques emphasized here involve adding controls to an application page and then manipulating those controls with Visual Basic program code. The more practice you have with XAML controls, the easier ...

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