Visual Basic Controls Tutorials

These VB6 tutorials focus on how to use different controls in the Visual Basic IDE. Many times just learning the basic VB controls is half the battle. If you see a control in the toolbox (on the left side of the VB6 IDE) and are not sure what it does, come check out this section to see if we have a tutorial on it. If we don't, feel free to request one or better yet write one and submit it to me.

  • Level1

    U Visual Basic-u, dodavanje menija u runtime-u se radi na potpuno isti način kao i dodavanje bilo koje druge kontrole u runtime-u. Prvo morate da kreirate niz kontrola u vremenu dizajniranja, a onda tokom runtime-a samo učitate nove kontrole u niz. U ovom tutorijalu ću Vam pokazati sve korake ovog postupka. prvo ću Vam pokazati kako da podesite niz kontrolnog menija tokom vremenu dizajniranja. Onda ću Vam pokazati kako da dodate još menija vašem nizu tokom runtime-a. Кonačno, na kraju, ja ću vam pokazati kako da rukujete klik događajima svih menija koje dodajete tokom runtime-a.

  • Level2
    Just like classic VB included more and more great controls as years went by, Microsoft has also released more and more helpful components for VB.NET developers. One of the biggest examples of this is the Visual Basic Power Pack (that was released in 2005). This powerpack provide things like Shapes, DataReader, PrintForm, and many others. Check out how to make use of it in your next .NET app.
  • Level1
    Sometimes you want to simply get the user's attention and let them know some information. This is easy with the MessageBox. However, what if you not only want to get their attention but you also want them to input some information? In classic VB we would use the InputBox, but where is that in VB.NET. Have no fear this article will show you exactly how to get that same functionality.
  • Level2
    For everyone coming from a VB6 background Microsoft has provided many great ways to migrate over to VB.NET. One stepping stone in this process is the Microsoft.VisualBasic namespace that they provided. This namespace allows VB6 programmers to start developing VB.NET apps quickly and comfortably. This tutorial gives a quick introduction to this namespace and how you can use it to start developing in VB.NET and then move onto the more “pure” .NET functions.
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    As you put together great applications you will find there are certain controls that you will use over and over again. It is important to get a good foundation in how you can use these controls, what functionality they offer, and what their limitations are. This tutorial provides just that foundation.
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    Windows has some great built in dialogs for both opening and saving files. As a developer it is easy for us to hook into this built in functionality and provide our users with fully functional open and save dialogs that they expect and are used to through other applications.
  • Level2
    If you are worried about making the transition to VB.NET because you are unsure of its database capabilities, have no fear! Handling database front ends has always been Visual Basics bread and butter and .NET carries this to a whole new level. This tutorial will get you off and running in this brave new world of VB DB Dev.
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    Often times when writing a Visual Basic application we need to display boring data in a more appealing way. This is where charts come in handy. This Visual Basic 6.0 tutorial explains how you can create charts from within VB6. It specifically shows how to create animated charts using a third part control called FusionCharts.
  • Level2
    Want to get a hold of Visual Basic 6.0? Do you have a program written in VB that you wish to run but don't have the VB6 runtime any longer? Have an older program and want to get it running on the latest OS. Read this article for information about downloading VB6 and other VB components.
  • Level2
    The common dialog control allows you to do exactly what you would expect: use common dialogs with in your Visual Basic application. This allows you to use things like the print dialog box, file save and open dialog box, the color selector, and font selector dialog boxes. With this simple control you can display all the common dialogs your used to on a windows system.
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    Toolbars allow you to provide a simple and effective way to present users with access to different functions within your application you develop. Visual Basic makes it easy for you to add tool bars to your VB6 application. Check out this tutorial to learn exactly how to add this great future to your next program.
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    This tutorial explains how you can work with Menus in Visual Basic. It covers both normal (on the top) menus and pop-up menus (that "popup" when you right click). You will use both these types of menu's in almost any Visual Basic application you develop.
  • Level2
    You've probably used Drag and Drop in other windows applications. Its a useful feature and it adds a bit of flair to any application you develop. Learn how to use Drag and Drop in this Visual Basic tutorial.
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    Many times within your Visual Basic application you will need to implement your own scroll bars for selection or to display different pieces of a larger graphic or document. Many controls have scroll bars built in but when you are handling things yourself you can learn how with this VB6 tutorial.
  • Level2
    Learn how to use the DriveListBox, DirListBox, and FileListBox to interact with the Windows file system from within your own VB6 environment. This VB tutorial teaches you how to create a file browser and viewer from within Visual Basic.
  • Level2
    Visual Basic combo boxes are like list boxes but they allow you to have a drop down list and/or be able to type in your own list items instead of only selecting one of the current items. This VB6 combo box tutorial teaches you everything you need to know to use combo boxes in your Visual Basic application.
  • Level3
    Learn everything about the Listbox control. From simple to advanced to very advanced things you can do with this neat control.
  • Level2
    This tutorial creates a complete program that uses forms, timers, check boxes, radio options, and other basic controls to make a fractional math game.
  • Level1
    Check boxes are used many times in programming for settings - this shows how they work in Visual Basic 6.
  • Level1
    Learn how to use the option buttons aka radio button controls in your Graphical User Interface (GUI).
  • Level1
    This explains the very useful feature of control arrays. Control arrays allow you to create controls at runtime.
  • Level2
    Learn many different ways to work with images in - such as resizing them, displaying them, using icons, etc.
  • Level2
    Learn how you can use multiple forms. This example shows how to display a splash screen to your program before it starts.
  • Level1
    The timer control is very useful learn how to use it effectively.
  • Level1
    This explains in detail how forms work in Visual Basic. It demonstrates how to create them and handle events.
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    This shows you how to use the standard Visual Basic controls in your GUI.
  • Level2
    This demonstrates how you can use RDO (remote data objects) in Visual Basic to access a database.
  • Level3
    This demonstrates a full working application using nothing but DAO code (no data control) this gives you the advantage of having full control over everything.
  • Level2
    See examples of developing database applications using the data control that ships with Visual Basic 6.
  • Level2
    See how to create a program that reads data using ADO and displays it in a nice ListView control in this VB6 tutorial.
  • Level2
    Many times you want to add menus at runtime based off of config files or other info. Learn how to do that simply by using menu control arrays.
  • Level2
    Learn how to create a full working application that mimics a cellphone keypad. We do this with control arrays and a timer.

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