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Creating Design Time Controls

Posted on 2001-06-11
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Last Modified: 2010-05-03
I need some info/examples of how to create a design time control.
Question by:CodeHead

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JonFish85 earned 60 total points
ID: 6179332
try this:

File -> New -> Standard EXE -> OK

Project -> Add ActiveX Control -> OK

then design the control and such, then close its designer window. Switch to the form that came with the standard EXE, and add the new control which is now in your toolbox. I have to run in 15 minutes or I would elaborate more... Look at www.vbexplorer.com for more info!

sorry so little info, but I have no time to write more
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ID: 6179426
Are you asking how to create your own control?

If so, open a new project, then select ActiveX control.

Add components as you see necessary as though you were building a form (but probably much simpler interface).

Then go to Project|Add User Control and select VB ActiveX Control Interface Wizard and follow directions.

To test this control, add a new project, standard exe.  Close the user-control display form and you'll see a new object available at the bottom of your components list.  Add it to your form and your on your way.

Expert Comment

by:Valliappan AN
ID: 6179839
If you wish to add a control, to your project alone, then you could just use a User control. Go to Project and click Add User Control, where you can add controls to it as if a form, add read/write properties, and procedures to it as need be.

And you can use the user control in other forms, as if another control. You could set the properties either by code or create a property page, and enhance the properties settting part.


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