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Write Your First Visual Basic Program

Lesson 1
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Changing the button's Properties
Now you have a button on your form.
You can change its location by dragging it, and change its
size by dragging the Blue Hot Spots that found on each one of its conrners.

Run the program by clicking the Play button.
You can see that you have a button on your form, that you can click on it,
But it still doesn't do anything.

To see the Command Button's Properties window, click on it with
the right mouse button and select Properties for the pop-up menu (Figure 18).

Figure 18

The Command Button's Properties window (Figure 19):

Figure 19



As you can see, In the top of the properties window, right under the title bar,
appears "Command1 CommandButton".

Command1 - because it's the name of this specific Command Button (look
at the name property).

CommandButton - because this is this component type.

Note that two components can't have the same name.
If you will add another Command Button to your form, its name will
be "Command2" by default.

If you want you can change the Name of any component, by simply
changing the component's Name property.



Now lets change the Command Button's Caption property.
The caption property is the text that appears on the Command Button.
Change the Caption property to "Click Here", and you will see that
"Click Here" appears on your Command Button.

Change the Command Button's BackColor property to blue (or other color).
The change won't take affect, untill you will set the Command Button's Style
property to 1 -Graphical.


You can now play a little bit with the Command Button's properties,
this is the best way to learn what every property does.
You can also add other controls from the Toolbox to your form,
And play around with their properties.

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