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Visual Basic® .NET by Example by Bob Donald, Gabriel Oancea

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Supporting the Keyboard and Mouse

The keyboard and the mouse are the primary inputs for your application. Because this is what the user is going to use to work with your application, you should spend some time during your development to make sure your application works well with the keyboard and not just the mouse. Most developers using Visual Studio .NET are very accustomed to using the mouse and lose sight of the application support for the keyboard.

Tab Order

One of the most common problems in this area is not setting the Tab order on a form. The Tab order is the order in which the controls on your form are visited when the user presses the Tab key. When a form is first displayed, the selected control is the one that is the first in the Tab ...

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