How to add a scroll bar to visual basic

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How to add a scroll bar to visual basic
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It's good to know how to enable scroll bars in your Microsoft Visual Basic.NET (VB.NET ) application, especially when you have users with lower screen resolution. VB.NET is a computer programming language developed by Microsoft that is fairly easy to learn and use. Scroll bars allow the user to scroll up and down or left to right on a Graphical User Interface (GUI) to view a form. In a few steps you can write VB.NET code to enable horizontal and vertical scrollbars in your VB.NET application.

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  1. 1

    Start Microsoft Visual Basic 2010 Express and select the "File" menu then click "New Project..." Click "Windows Forms Application" and select "OK."

    Double-click "Button" on the "Toolbox" menu to add a new button to your form. Double-click "Button1" to open the "Form1.vb" module.

  2. 2

    Type the following inside your "Button1_Click" subroutine to show and enable the vertical scroll bar:

    Me.VerticalScroll.Visible = True

    Me.VerticalScroll.Enabled = True

  3. 3

    Type the following to show and enable the horizontal scroll bar:

    Me.HorizontalScroll.Enabled = True

    Me.HorizontalScroll.Visible = True

  4. 4

    Type the following to set "AutoScroll" to "True":

    Me.AutoScroll = True

    Press "F5" to run your program then click "Button1" to show scroll bars.

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