Toolbox in ASP.NET using VB.NET

This article shows toolbox and its controls in ASP.NET.
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This article shows the Toolbox and its controls.


Toolbox is the very important building block of .NET Framework. Toolbox contains all the controls such as standard controls, data controls, navigation controls etc. It helps the developer to develop any application very quickly, only drag the control from the toolbox and drop it on the form. To change its properties we have to select the control and make the properties changes from Properties window. We can do it manually by writing code-behind.

Toolbox looks like this.


Figure 1.

1. Standard Controls:

This section includes list of controls which is widely used. such as:


Figure 2.

2. Data Controls:

Data Control section includes the controls which mostly let us to connect from external databases such as SQL server. This section contains the following controls:


Figure 3.

3. Validation Controls:

Validation controls are used to validate the data of an input control. If the data does not pass validation, it will display an error message to the user. This section contains the following controls:


Figure 4.

4. Navigation Controls:

Navigation Controls are used to navigate in web application. Like by using a simple hyperlink we can navigate to another page but hyperlink can't show hierarchical or drop down menu or say links to navigate. This section contains the following controls:


Figure 5.

5. Login Controls:

Login Controls are used to create features like user can login, change the password, create new user, password recovery etc. Such controls are very useful in web applications. This section contains the following controls:


Figure 6.

6. WebParts Controls:

This section includes features like personalization of website. Using the controls given in this section user can modify the content, appearance, styles, and behaviors of web page directly from web browser.This section contains the following controls:


Figure 7.


7. AJAX Extensions Controls:

The ASP.NET Ajax Library is an open-source JavaScript library that can be used with both ASP.NET Web Forms and ASP.NET MVC applications.This section contains the following controls:


Figure 8.

8. Dynamic Data Controls:

ASP.NET Dynamic Data Controls are used to obtain schema information at run time. These controls also provide default display formats according to common user expectations and enable us to easily customize these formats. This section contains the following controls:


Figure 9.

9. Reporting Controls:

There is very short list of controls available in this section that is Pointer and ReportViewer.


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