Visual Basic 2008 Programming: Business Applications with a Design Perspective
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Chapter 2: Visual Basic Programming Concepts
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The Toolbox

On the left side of the IDE is the Toolbox, which contains various icons along with text (see Figure 2-4). These icons represent various VB controls, which are visible objects that can be drawn on the form. You will see some of these controls in action in the next section. (Note: If you do not see the Toolbox, click the View menu and select the Toolbox option. Alternatively, click the Toolbox icon on the toolbar.)
Notice that there are two small buttons on the right end of the Toolbox title bar. If you click the Close (X) button, the Toolbox will disappear. (To make it reappear, click the Toolbox icon in the toolbar.) If you click the Auto Hide button, the Toolbox will show only a small vertical bar on the side. Rest the mouse pointer on this vertical bar to make the box appear. As soon as you move the mouse pointer away from the Toolbox, it hides again. To suppress the Auto Hide feature, make the Toolbox appear and then click the Auto Hide button. The Auto Hide button toggles between on and off.

Figure 2-4
The IDE for Visual Basic

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