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CIS 338: Additional Controls Dr. Ralph D. Westfall January, 2009
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Additional Interface Controls TextBoxes, ListBoxes, Buttons, etc. are relatively simple parts of an interface VB.NET offers some more complex controls MenuStrips make it possible to choose from multiple items, in an organized fashion ToolStrips provide a graphic way (icons) for users to select actions
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Possible Menus in Applications File menu if your program uses files for input and/or output Edit menu – could use code to copy, cut and paste data in your TextBox controls Windows – can have more than 1 with VB's Multiple Document Interface (MDI)
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Menu Issues menu = choices for user usually drop down and give more choices make menu items similar to common ones, where possible e.g., File, Edit, View, Tools, Window, Help easier to learn and use don't force users into this pattern if your choices don't fit well with common ones
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Setting Up a MenuStrip drag/drop a MenuStrip control from Toolbox (Windows Forms) onto form [click in "tray" below form to get focus] type in caption in Type Here at form top add subItem choices below where it says Type Here
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MenuStrip Shortcuts can use Alt key for menu selections [Alt] first letter is default top level
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2009 for the course CIS 338 taught by Professor Westfall during the Winter '09 term at Cal Poly Pomona.

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