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Office 2007


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.

Standard Toolbox Controls

Toolbar button   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.

Toolbar button   Label

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

Toolbar button   TextBox

Holds text that the user can either enter or change.

Toolbar button   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.

Toolbar button   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.

Toolbar button   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.

Toolbar button   OptionButton

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

Toolbar button   ToggleButton

Creates a button that toggles on and off.

Toolbar button   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.

Toolbar button   CommandButton

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

Toolbar button   TabStrip

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

Toolbar button   MultiPage

Presents multiple screens of information as a single set.

Toolbar button   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.

Toolbar button   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.

Toolbar button   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.