How do I create/modify a VB .Net object?
Posted on 2006-04-11
This question may be elementary to some of you, which would be great for me.
I would like to add a property to a VB .Net object, or create an object based on a current object. I'd like to be able to add a property to a panel that changes the bevel; such as raised or inset. Right now, the only 3D property is inset. I'd like to be able to programmatically change it from inset to raised and back. I'm pretty good with VB6, but since VB6 didn't do inheritance very well, it's new to me. VB6 in Visual Studio 6 Enterprise has a control set called "Sheridan 3D controls," found in the file "Threed32.ocx," which has a panel that does what I want. But it's not in .Net.
When I worked in Delphi, I only had to search the Internet for a control that would do what I wanted (sites like Torry's Delphi pages or Superpage), so I didn't really need to understand inheritance. I can't seem to find any similar sites for VB .Net, so I'd like know where I could go to find what I need. Or could anyone steer me to any type of tutorial for modifying .Net objects? Or can the Sheridan controls be used in VB .Net (such as adding "Threed32.ocx" to the form object list)?
Many thanks in advance for your help (or condolences)...