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Developing Microsoft® .NET Controls with Microsoft Visual Basic® .NET by John Connell

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The Three Steps of Writing a Visual Basic .NET Program

Writing most Visual Basic .NET programs typically involves three steps:

1.
Arranging some controls on a host such as a Windows Form or an ASPX Web Form
2.
Setting the properties of the controls
3.
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.

Note

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 ...

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