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

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Introduction

This chapter presents controls that are provided by the Microsoft.NET Framework class library. Controls are custom user interface artifacts that display information, gather data from the user, or both. They provide the capability of interacting with a user of your application.

For example, you may come across a situation in which you want a user to enter in his name or other information. To accomplish this, you could use a TextBox control (as you will see in the section “Working with Controls”). You may also want to display a list of options and allow the user to select one. In this case you would probably use the RadioButton control or the ComboBox control.

Most, if not all, Visual Basic .NET programs leverage (or will leverage) ...

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