Intro

Controls are used to get user input and to display output. Controls encapsulate (hides) all sort of functionality and data. There are three categories of controls in Visual Basic:

For capabilities beyond the core language and controls of Visual Basic, calls need to be made to procedures in DLLs (Dynamic Link Libraries).

Intrinsic Controls

**Bindable control, i.e. can show field values for the current record of the dataset.

For prefix conventions, see Identifiers.

Common ActiveX Controls

Component Name File Name Control (Class Name if Different) Prefix
Microsoft ADO Data Control 6.0 MSADODC.OCX ADO Data Control (Adodc) ado
Microsoft Chart Control 5.5 MSCHART.OCX Microsoft Chart (MSChart)** cht
Microsoft Comm Control 6.0 MSCOMM32.OCX MSComm cmm
Microsoft Common Dialog Control 6.0 COMDLG32. OCX CommonDialog dlg or cdg or cdl
Microsoft Data Bound Grid Control 5.0 DBGRID32.OCX DBGrid** grd
Microsoft Data Bound List Controls 6.0 DBLIST32.OCX DBList**, DBCombo** lst, cbo
Microsoft Data Repeater Control 6.0 MSDATREP.OCX DataRepeater** drr
Microsoft Data Grid Control 6.0 MSDATGRD.OCX DataGrid** grd
Microsoft Data List Controls 6.0 MSDATLST.OCX DataList**, DataCombo** lst, cbo
Microsoft FlexGrid Control 6.0 MSFLXGRD.OCX MSFlexGrid** grd
Microsoft Grid Control GRID32.OCX Grid** grd
Microsoft Hierarchical Flex Grid Control 6.0 MSHFLXGD.OCX Hierarchial FlexGrid (MSHFlexGrid)** grd
Microsoft Internet Transfer Control 6.0 MSINET.OCX Internet Transfer control (Inet) itx
Microsoft MAPI Controls6.0 MSMAPI32.OCX MAPIMessages, MAPISession (MAPI) map
Microsoft MaskedEdit Control 6.0 MSMASK32.OCX MaskedEdit (MaskEdBox)** mbx
Microsoft Multimedia Control 6.0 MCI32.OCX Multimedia MCI (MMControl) mci
Microsoft PictureClip Control 6.0 PICCLP32.OCX PictureClip pic or pbx
Microsoft RemoteData Control 6.0 MSRDC20.OCX RemoteData rdc
Microsoft RichTextBox Control 6.0 RICHTX32.OCX RichTextBox** rbx
Microsoft SysInfo Control 6.0 SYSINFO.OCX SysInfo sys
Microsoft TabbedDialog Control 6.0 TABCTL32.OCX Tabbed Dialog (SSTab) tdg
Microsoft Windows Common Controls 6.0 MSCOMCTL.OCX TabStrip, Toolbar, StatusBar, ProgressBar, TreeView, ListView, ImageList, Slider, ImageCombo** tab, tbr, sbr, pbr, tvw, lvw, ilt, sld, icb
Microsoft Windows Common Controls-2 6.0 MSCOMCT2.OCX Animation, UpDown, MonthView**, DateTimePicker (DTPicker)**, FlatScrollbar anm, udn, mvw, dtp, fsb
Microsoft Windows Common Controls-3 6.0 COMCT332.OCX CoolBar cbr
Microsoft Winsock Control 6.0 MSWINSCK.OCX Winsock wsk

**Bindable control, i.e. can show field values for the current record of the dataset.

For prefix conventions, see Identifiers.

Miscellany

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