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Informational Controls

  • Informational Controls give information to the user
  • The Informational Controls are:
    • Label
    • LinkLabel
    • ProgressBar
    • StatusStrip
    • ToolTip
  • The Label presents information to the user, but they can’t change it directly
  • The LinkLabel is used to create a hyperlink to a URL
    • You have to code the link action
    • System.Diagnostics.Process.Start(address) is usually used to call the default web browser and open the address included in the method call
  • The ProgressBar is used to show the overall progress of a time-intensive activity so the user knows the program didn’t freeze
  • The StatusStrip is used to condense a display of information into a single strip of data on one edge of a form
  • The ToolTip control is used to create a “hover” text box giving information to the user about a control