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

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A Closer Look at the ComboBox Control

The ComboBox control is handy and easy to use. I’m sure classic Visual Basic programmers are familiar with combo boxes. The ComboBox control in .NET replaces the Windows control of the same name from Visual Basic 6. The names of some properties, methods, events, and constants are different, and in some cases the behavior is different as well. For example, the Change event of the Visual Basic 6 ComboBox control was raised when the text in the text-entry portion of the control was modified. The event wasn’t raised when an item was selected from the list portion of the control. So if you programmatically changed the text of an item in the list, the Change event wasn’t raised. In .NET, however, the Change event ...

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