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Visual Basic® .NET Database Programming by Rod Stephens

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A Tabbed Design

The form layout shown in Figure 10.1 works but it is very cluttered. It takes up a lot of screen space, filling most of an 800×600 pixel screen. It displays unrelated items on the same screen. For example, the list box on the left displays a list of customers while the rest of the form displays information about a particular customer. Because these displays are only vaguely related, it is unlikely that they really need to be visible at the same time on the same form.

It would be more useful to display more than one customer’s data at the same time. You then could compare similar items for the two customers.

The form displays the selected customer’s address and order information at the same time. Although it doesn’t hurt to display ...

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