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Last modified: December 06, 2011

Applies to: Office 2013 | VBA


Displays the standard Visual Basic controls plus any ActiveX controls and insertable objects you have added to your project.

  • You can customize the Toolbox by adding pages to it or by adding controls using the Additional Controls command from the Tools menu. When you add a page, a Select Objects tool is always available on the page.

tb_pntr_ZA01201663 Select Objects

Select Objects is the only item in the Toolbox that doesn't draw a control. When you select it, you can only resize or move a control that has already been drawn on a form.

tb_label_ZA01201660 Label

Allows you to have text that you do not want the user to change, such as a caption under a graphic.

avhtb005_ZA01201581 TextBox

Holds text that the user can either enter or change.

avhtb001_ZA01201577 ComboBox

Allows you to draw a combination list box and text box. The user can either choose an item from the list or enter a value in the text box.

avhtb004_ZA01201580 ListBox

Use to display a list of items from which the user can choose. The list can be scrolled if it has more items than can be displayed at one time.

tb_chkbx_ZA01201659 CheckBox

Creates a box that the user can easily choose to indicate if something is true or false, or to display multiple choices when the user can choose more than one.

tb_optn_ZA01201662 OptionButton

Allows you to display multiple choices from which the user can choose only one.

tb_togbut_ZA01201666 ToggleButton

Creates a button that toggles on and off.

avhtb002_ZA01201578 Frame

Allows you to create a graphical or functional grouping for controls. To group controls, draw the frame first, and then draw controls inside the frame.

tb_buttn_ZA01201658 CommandButton

Creates a button the user can choose to carry out a command.

tb_tabst_ZA01201665 TabStrip

Allows you to define multiple pages for the same area of a window or dialog box in your application.

tb_multi_ZA01201661 MultiPage

Presents multiple screens of information as a single set.

tb_vscrl_ZA01201667 ScrollBar

Provides a graphical tool for quickly navigating through a long list of items or a large amount of information, for indicating the current position on a scale, or as an input device or indicator of speed or quantity.

tb_spinb_ZA01201664 SpinButton

A spinner control you can use with another control to increment and decrement numbers. You can also use it to scroll back and forth through a range of values or a list of items.

avhtb003_ZA01201579 Image

Displays a graphical image from a bitmap, icon, or metafile on your form. Images displayed in an Image control can only be decorative and use fewer resources than a PictureBox.

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