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Visual Basic 2012 Programmer's Reference by Rod Stephens

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CONTROLS OVERVIEW

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.

FIGURE 7-1: Visual Basic provides a large number of standard controls for Windows Forms.

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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).

CONTROL PURPOSE
Row 1
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 ...

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