Components Tab, Toolbox
Displays components you can add to Visual Basic and Visual C# designers. In addition to the .NET Framework components that are shipped with Visual Studio (such as the MessageQueue and EventLog components), you can add your own or third-party components to this tab. For details, see Managing Tabs and Items in the Toolbox.
To display this tab, from the View menu, select Toolbox. In the Toolbox, select the Components tab.
- Creates a FileSystemWatcher component instance that you can use to monitor for changes to any directory or file to which you have access. For details, see Configuring FileSystem Watcher Component Instances.
- Creates an EventLog component instance you can use to interact with system and custom event logs, including writing events to a log and reading log data. For details, see Introduction to the EventLog Component.
- Creates a DirectoryEntry component instance that encapsulates a node or object in the Active Directory hierarchy and can be used to interact with Active Directory service providers. For details, see Creating Active Directory Components.
- Creates a DirectorySearcher component instance that you can use to perform queries against the Active Directory. For details, see Creating Active Directory Components.
- Creates a MessageQueue component instance that you can use to interact with message queues, including reading messages from and writing messages to queues, processing transactions, and performing queue administration tasks. For details, see Creating Messaging Components.
- Creates a PerformanceCounter component instance that you can use to interact with Windows performance counters, including creating new categories and instances, reading values from counters, and performing calculations on counter data. For details, see Monitoring Performance Thresholds.
- Creates a Process component instance you can use to stop, start, and manipulate the data associated with processes on your system. For details, see Monitoring and Managing Windows Processes.
- Creates a ServiceController component instance you can use to manipulate existing services, including starting and stopping services and sending commands to them. For details, see Monitoring Windows Services.
- Creates a Timer component instance you can use to add time-based functionality to your Web or server-based applications. For details, see Introduction to Server-Based Timers.
Note There is also a Timer control in the Windows Forms tab of the Toolbox. The Timer on the Components tab is optimized for server applications, and the Windows Forms Timer is best suited for use on Windows Forms.
- Creates a ReportDocument object that represents an instance of a Crystal Report. For details, see the Crystal Reports SDK.