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Sams Teach Yourself Visual Basic 2012 in 24 Hours, Complete Starter Kit by James Foxall

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Hour 6. Building Forms: Advanced Techniques

What You’ll Learn in This Hour

Adding controls to a form

• Positioning, aligning, sizing, spacing, and anchoring controls

• Creating intelligent tab orders

• Adjusting the z-order of controls

• Creating forms that always float over other forms

Creating transparent forms

• Creating multiple-document interfaces

A form is just a canvas, and although you can tailor a form by setting its properties, you need to add controls to make it functional. In the previous hour, you learned how to add forms to a project, set basic form properties, and show and hide forms. In this hour, you’ll learn about adding controls to a form, including arranging and aligning controls to create an attractive and functional ...

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