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how  to create my own buttons with vb?

Posted on 2003-03-13
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Last Modified: 2012-05-04
can anyone give me a hint how to create my own buttons with vb? is this possible?
Question by:moodpacker
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Sethi earned 225 total points
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If you want to create buttons of different shapes and sizes then there is no direct way to create it in VB. However, you can create ActiveX controls and use Shape, label, Picturebox and CommandButton controls in different ways to achieve what you want. This would require a lot of effort and patience and the result may not be that good as required by you. I would advise you to go through google and there are many Third party controls can create excellent buttons for you.
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What do you mean your own buttons?


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how bout using a real programming language, not some toy like VB
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Use be VB build-in button and change the property to make it look like a flat button with no border.  The button will look like as if it was "invisible".  After, try to put an image of the shape you want on it.  This is a little tricky but it could be easier than build your own!

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The best thing to do is making images. Make the command button as an image. Load an image to VB and then make the over an click images diferent. This will work just fine. Use gifs instead of BMPs otherwise the final exe will be very big. By the way, chaplt01 VB is not a toy! lol How about helping people and post some code? You didn't help much!

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thanx sethi. this was a good advice. i looked the internet for some controls and found some nice looking buttons and frames.thank u
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moodpacker, if you think that the advise was good then why did you give B grade to the answer? Please go through the following link that tells you about grading:

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