Creating graphics was relatively easy for earlier versions of Visual Basic because they have built-in drawing tools. For example, In Visual Basic 6, the drawing tools are included in the toolbox where the programmer just needs to drag the shape controls into the form to create rectangle, square, ellipse, circle and more. However, its simplicity has the shortcomings, you don’t have many choices in creating customized drawings.
Since Visual Basic evolved into an object-oriented programming 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 2015 RC offers various graphics capabilities that enable programmers to write code that can create all kinds of shapes and even fonts. In this Lesson, you will learn how to write code to draw lines and shapes on the Visual Basic 2015.
To learn the details of creating graphics, we suggest you grab a copy of Visual Basic 2015 Made Easy.
AUTHOR: DR. LIEW VOON KIONGVisual Basic 2015 Made Easy is written by Dr. Liew, the webmaster of our popular online Visual Basic Tutorial, vbtutor.net. This book is a complete guide to mastering Visual Basic 2015, from beginner to intermediate programmers. This book has been written to complement our free online Visual Basic 2015 tutorial with much more content. It is also an excellent reference text for high school or college-level computer science courses. Reading this book will allow you to:
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