Graphical Controls

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The graphical controlsimage9A4FCA, label3MNIZ8D, lineTW530P and shape9JZFLAcan improve the performance of your application by using fewer system resources than other controls.


The graphical controls can't receive the focus or act as containers for other controls, and they have no hWnd1CIW7KQ property.  The graphical controls generally have fewer properties, recognize fewer events, and have fewer methods than other controls.  For example, an image control can display a picture but can't be the object of a graphics method (such as the Print9V51E5, LineGU01B0 and Circle38E9WK methods) as a picture box control can.

Graphical controls can be transparent.  For example, if you set label.Backstyle = 0 or shape.BackStyle = 0, objects that these controls are covering will become visible.  You can use the line and shape controls to draw lines and shapes at design time instead of using the Line and Circle methods at run time.

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Image Control9A4FCA

Label Control3MNIZ8D

Line ControlTW530P

Shape Control9JZFLA


Programmer's Guide:

Chapter 3, "Creating and Using Controls"

Chapter 15, "Creating Graphics for Applications"