As you found out in the previous chapter, forms are the foundation of virtually any Visual Basic application. But this basic foundation leaves a lot to be desired in terms of functionality. Thus, controls were created. Controls form the building blocks of a VB application by giving the program a variety of ways to interact with its user. For example, text boxes allow program users to enter information into a program, while radio buttons allow users to choose one of many possibilities. Furthermore, these two examples only scratch the surface of what controls can do. You can add probably thousands of different controls to a VB application, many of which are available from third-party sources.


Program User Item Property Radio Button Left Mouse Button Property Window 


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