Managing graphics is easy in earlier versions of Visual Basic as they have built-in drawing tools. For example, In Visual Basic 6, the drawing tools are included in the toolbox where the programmer just need to drag the shape controls into the form to create rectangle, square, ellipse,circle and more.
Since Visual Basic evolved into a fully OOP language under the VB.net framework, shape controls are no longer available. Now the programmer needs to write code to create various shapes and drawings. Even though the learning curve is steeper, the programmer can write powerful code to create all kinds of graphics. You can even design your own controls Visual Basic 2008 offers various graphics capabilities that enable programmers to write code that can draw all kinds of shapes and even fonts. In this lesson,you will learn how to write code to draw lines and shapes on the VB interface.
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