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

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Hour 7. Working with Traditional Controls

What You’ll Learn in This Hour

Displaying static text with the Label control

Allowing users to enter text using a text box

Creating password fields

• Working with buttons

• Using panels, group boxes, check boxes, and option buttons

• Displaying lists with list boxes and combo boxes

The preceding two hours described in considerable detail how to work with forms. Forms are the foundation of a user interface but are pretty much useless by themselves. To create a functional interface, you need to use controls. Controls are the various widgets and doodads on a form with which users interact. Dozens of different types of controls exist, from the simple Label control, used to display static text, to ...

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