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Sams Teach Yourself Visual Basic® 6 in 24 Hours by Sanjaya Hettihewa, Greg Perry

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Chapter 17. Menus and Visual Basic

When you go to a restaurant for the first time, you don't know what to order until the menu arrives. When users use your application, they need a menu so they will know what to order also. Just like a restaurant's customers, your application's new users won't know what they can do. The menu gives them a guide. After they become more familiar with the application, they will also learn various shortcut keys you supply on the menu bar.

Most Windows programs contain common menu commands. Visual Basic is one such program. Many Visual Basic pull-down menus contain the same commands as Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. You should follow this pattern as closely as you can. Group your file-related commands on the menu ...

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