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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Programming, Second Edition by Greg Perry

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The Interface Controls

The controls you select for your application's form are important because the controls (also called tools) provide the application interface for your users. Users interact with applications by clicking the controls and entering text into them. Placing and sizing controls are perhaps the two most important tasks you can master now.

Placing Controls

You can use either of these two methods for placing controls on a form:

  • Double-click in the control on the toolbox window to place that control on the Form window. As Figure 6.1 shows, the control appears in the center of the Form window.

    Figure 6.1. The command button appears in the center of the window when you double-click within the control.

    If a control already appears in the ...

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