Sign In | Subscribe

Enter your Sign on user name and password.

Forgot password?
  • Follow us on:
Start learning today, and be successful in your academic & professional career. Start Today!
Loading video...
This is a quick preview of the lesson. For full access, please Log In or Sign up.
For more information, please see full course syllabus of Visual Basic
  • Discussion

  • Study Guides

  • Table of Contents

Start Learning Now

Our free lessons will get you started (Adobe Flash® required).
Get immediate access to our entire library.

Sign up for

Membership Overview

  • Unlimited access to our entire library of courses.
  • Search and jump to exactly what you want to learn.
  • *Ask questions and get answers from the community and our teachers!
  • Practice questions with step-by-step solutions.
  • Download lesson files for programming and software training practice.
  • Track your course viewing progress.
  • Download lecture slides for taking notes.
  • Learn at your own pace... anytime, anywhere!

Command Controls

  • Command Controls are immediate commands
  • The Command Controls are:
    • Button
    • ContextMenuStrip
    • MenuStrip
    • ToolStrip
  • The Button is used to cause an immediate action from the program
    • Using an ellipsis after the button text tells the user that a dialog box will open if they press the button
  • The ContextMenuStrip is a right-click menu that can be set differently for every control on a form
  • The MenuStrip is the standard menu along the top of a form
    • After placing it on the form, you can right-click on it and choose “Insert Standard Items” for quick creation of the standard menus
    • Using an & (ampersand) before a letter on a menu will make it the Alt- choice
    • You can have the same Alt- menu command for different levels of a menu
  • The ToolStrip gives you a condensed icon menu strip