Windows Forms Controls in Visual Basic .NET
Tags: VB.NET, VB 2008, VB 2010, VB 2012, VB 2013
This section describes the Windows Forms Controls
Controls make programming a lot easier and faster. You can drag and drop a button or a text box to the designer and their codes will be generated automatically. Imagine if you are building a Sudoko solver program and you want to write to add 81 textboxes.
(If you can't see the Toolbox in your visual studio, click on View - Toolbox. Or using keyboard shortcuts: Ctrl + Alt + X
Choosing the write control will help the users when they work on your program. For example: if you require the user to enter a date in the form, you can add a DateTimePicker control instead of a normal textbox. This way you will help him enter the date by opening the calendar the DateTimePicker provide and choose the date.
Each control you add, there are properties and events associated with the controls. For example: you can add text to a textbox, rename a button, change its background color, etc...
Lets take a look at each control in the Toolbox