Figure 7-1 shows the Visual Basic Toolbox displaying the standard Windows Forms controls. Because you can add and remove controls on the Toolbox, you may see a slightly different selection of tools on your computer.
The following table briefly describes the controls shown in Figure 7-1 in the order in which they appear in the figure (starting at the top, or row 1, and reading from left to right).
|Pointer||This is the pointer tool, not a control. Click this tool to deselect any selected controls on a form. Then you can select new controls.|
|BackgroundWorker||Executes a task asynchronously and notifies the main program of its progress and when it is finished.|
|BindingNavigator||Provides a user interface for navigating through a data source. For example, it provides buttons that let the user move back and forth through the data, add records, delete records, and so forth.|
|BindingSource||Encapsulates a form’s data source and provides methods for navigating through the data.|
|Button||A simple push button. When the user clicks it, the program can perform some action.|
|CheckBox||A box that the user can check and clear.|
|CheckedListBox||A list of items with check boxes that the user can check and clear.|
|ColorDialog||Lets the user pick a standard or ...|