Writing most Visual Basic .NET programs typically involves three steps:
Arranging some controls on a host such as a Windows Form or an ASPX Web Form
Setting the properties of the controls
Writing code (sometimes surprisingly little code) to interact with the controls
Notice the word controls in all three steps. You can see what an integral part controls play in any Visual Basic .NET program. In the following sections, we’ll go into detail about what is involved in each of these steps.
When building a Windows program, you will typically drag the icon of a control, such as a button or a text box, from the Toolbox and start to design the user interface. The first step in a visual ...