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Programming Microsoft® Visual Basic® 6.0 by Francesco Balena

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Chapter 10. Windows Common Controls: Part I

Apart from the intrinsic controls described in Chapter 3, the Microsoft Windows common controls are probably the most widely used controls in Microsoft Visual Basic applications. The main reason for their popularity is that they contribute to creating the Windows look-and-feel more than any other group of controls. For example, a Windows Explorer–like application with a TreeView control on the left and a ListView control on the right immediately reminds users of Windows Explorer itself, thus making for a familiar interface.

Windows common controls were first introduced in Windows 95. The initial group of these controls included the TreeView, ListView, ImageList, Toolbar, StatusBar, TabStrip, and Slider ...

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