Visual Studio Toolbox Unleashed


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This presentation would help you understand which components are necessary for you from the toolbox while developing a website and how to add new tools.

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Visual Studio Toolbox Unleashed

  1. 1. Visual Web Developer/Studio Toolbox Unleashed By: Biswadip Goswami (c) Biswadip Goswami, [email_address]
  2. 2. What’s Available <ul><li>The Toolbox window contains all of the available components for the currently active document being shown in the main workspace. </li></ul><ul><li>These components can be </li></ul><ul><li>Visual- Buttons and textboxes </li></ul><ul><li>Invisible- Service-oriented objects such as Timers and system event logs. </li></ul><ul><li>Designer elements- Class and Interface objects used in the Class Designer view. </li></ul>(c) Biswadip Goswami, [email_address]
  3. 3. <ul><li>With Visual Studio .NET (also known as Visual Studio 2002), Microsoft grouped the components into sections that logically segregated them. </li></ul><ul><li>By default, groups are presented in List view and each component is represented by its own icon and the name of the component. </li></ul><ul><li>This differs from the old way of displaying the available objects, where the Toolbox was simply a stacked list of icons that left everyone guessing as to what some of the more obscure components were. </li></ul>(c) Biswadip Goswami, [email_address]
  4. 4. <ul><li>Each group can be collapsed to hide unnecessary sets of components. We can change the view of each control group individually, so if you know what all the common controls are just by looking at their icon, right-click anywhere within the Common Controls group area and deselect the List View option. </li></ul>(c) Biswadip Goswami, [email_address]
  5. 5. <ul><li>Alphabetical order is a good default because it enables you to locate items that are unfamiliar. However, if you’re only using a handful of components and are frustrated having to continuously scroll up and down, you can create your own groups of controls and move existing object types around. </li></ul><ul><li>Repositioning an individual component is easy. Locate it in the Toolbox and click and drag it to the new location </li></ul>(c) Biswadip Goswami, [email_address]
  6. 6. Drag and Drop in toolbar <ul><li>You can’t duplicate the control within a group—you can only copy it to another group in which it is not currently present. </li></ul>(c) Biswadip Goswami, [email_address]
  7. 7. <ul><li>To change the name of a component, right-click the component’s entry in the Toolbox and select the Rename Item command . An edit field will appear inline in place of the original caption, enabling you to name it however you like, including the use of special characters. </li></ul>(c) Biswadip Goswami, [email_address]
  8. 8. Rename control in toolbox (c) Biswadip Goswami, [email_address]
  9. 9. <ul><li>.NET solutions can use COM components in their design but they have to be added to the Toolbox. COM objects can be used in much the same way as regular .NET components, and if coded correctly they can be programmed against in precisely the same way, utilizing the Properties window and referring to their methods, properties, and events in code. </li></ul>(c) Biswadip Goswami, [email_address]
  10. 10. (c) Biswadip Goswami, [email_address]
  11. 11. (c) Biswadip Goswami, [email_address]
  12. 12. <ul><li>Scroll through the list to locate the item you wish to add to the Toolbox and check the corresponding checkbox. </li></ul><ul><li>If you’re finding it hard to locate the item you need, you can use the Filter box, which will filter the list based on name, namespace, and assembly name. </li></ul><ul><li>Once you’ve selected and deselected the items you need, click the OK button to save them to the Toolbox layout. </li></ul>(c) Biswadip Goswami, [email_address]
  13. 13. Tool Box Items <ul><li>Common Toolbox items: </li></ul><ul><li>Button: It adds a single button to your form. </li></ul><ul><li>CheckBox: A CheckBox is like a toggle button. </li></ul><ul><li>CheckedListBox: Presents users with a list of items from which they can select A property </li></ul><ul><li>ComboBox: user can choose only one from a preset list. </li></ul>(c) Biswadip Goswami, [email_address]
  14. 14. <ul><li>Label: used to inform end users about the various parts of your application’s form and state. </li></ul><ul><li>LinkLabel: Windows application equivalent to a hyperlink on a web page. </li></ul><ul><li>DateTimePicker: </li></ul><ul><li>ListView: displays a list of items with an optional icon. </li></ul><ul><li>MaskedTextBox: includes additional properties that control how the information can be entered into it. </li></ul><ul><li>ProgressBar: gives feedback to users about the completion state </li></ul>(c) Biswadip Goswami, [email_address]
  15. 15. <ul><li>MonthCalendar: </li></ul><ul><li>NumericUpDown: enable users to pick a numeric value from a range. </li></ul><ul><li>ListBox: </li></ul><ul><li>RadioButton: </li></ul><ul><li>TextBox: </li></ul><ul><li>PictureBox: </li></ul><ul><li>RichTextBox: </li></ul><ul><li>TreeView: Each TreeView control can have a hierarchy of nodes with a variety of icons and states. </li></ul>(c) Biswadip Goswami, [email_address]
  16. 16. Thank You ! <ul><li>For assistance with your ASP.Net requirements contact: </li></ul><ul><li>Biswadip Goswami </li></ul><ul><li>Primary e-mail: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Alt e-mail: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Webpage: </li></ul>(c) Biswadip Goswami,