Visual Basic .NET Controls Mini-Guide, Part 1

These eight video tutorials from Microsoft clearly demonstrate the proper use of controls in your applications. You'll explore how to modify the behaviour of controls and to extend existing controls using inheritance. You'll also learn about the CheckedListBox, LinkLabel, Treeview, Tab Control and Tab Order Editor.

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These eight video tutorials from Microsoft clearly demonstrate the proper use of controls in your Visual Basic .NET applications. You'll explore how to modify the behaviour of controls and to extend existing controls using inheritance. You'll also learn about the CheckedListBox, LinkLabel, Treeview, Tab Control and Tab Order Editor.

Don't miss Part 2 of this series, where I point you to seven additional step-by-step videos covering the ContextMenu, ErrorProvider, HelpProvider, Splitter, ToolTip and validation and non-visual controls.

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  Lesson 1  Checked List Box
Duration: 6 minutes, 7 seconds
"Learn how the CheckedListBox, a new control in Visual Studio .NET, provides a convenient and flexible user interface determining user preferences from a list of similar items."

 
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  Lesson 2  Create a Control
Duration: 6 minutes, 53 seconds
"This video shows you how easy it is to create your own WinForms control. Instead of extending an existing control, you'll see how to create a new custom Address control."

 
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  Lesson 3  Extend a Control
Duration: 6 minutes, 26 seconds
"Inheritance is a key feature of Visual Basic .NET. With inheritance, it is easy to modify the behavior of existing controls. This video shows you how easy it is to extend a Windows Forms control using inheritance."

 
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  Lesson 4  Link Label
Duration: 6 minutes, 8 seconds
"The LinkLabel control is a new addition to Visual Basic .NET, and in this video, you'll learn how you can use it to add hyperlinking to your application."

 
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  Lesson 5  Notify Icon
Duration: 5 minutes, 39 seconds
"Visual Basic .NET provides a new feature that makes it easy to place an icon in the system tray."

 
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  Lesson 6  Tab Control
Duration: 5 minutes, 36 seconds
"The design time experience of the Tab control has been greatly improved for Visual Basic .NET. Simply click on a tab at design time and add controls on that surface."

 
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  Lesson 7  Tab Order Editor
Duration: 4 minutes, 2 seconds
"Visual Studio .NET offers a new tab order editor that makes changing the tab order of controls a snap. This video illustrates setting the tab order graphically on a Windows Form using the Tab Order Editor."

 
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  Lesson 8  Tree View
Duration: 8 minutes, 15 seconds
"Learn how the TreeView control has been improved and its programming model simplified, allowing you to easily read and manipulate hierarchical data structures."

 
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   ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Brent Sheets is a former Senior Editor at TechTarget and a frequent contributor to SearchVB.com. He founded and managed the popular Visual Basic Web Directory website until it was acquired by TechTarget in 2000 and relaunched as SearchVB.com. Brent offers tips and tweaks about Apple technology at Mactoids.com.

This was first published in July 2006

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