Visual Basic Power Pack released!

I can’t believe I’m the first person to blog about this (maybe my aggregator’s stuck?), but the new Visual Basic Power Pack has been released on GDN. Here’s a description:

The Visual Basic Power Pack consists of seven custom controls written in Visual Basic .NET 2003. The controls provide enhanced user interface elements and enable you to create more interesting and more colorful client based applications.

The Power Pack controls consist of:

·         BlendPanel. This provides a background for a form where the color fades from one shade to another.

·         UtilityToolbar. This is a toolbar whose look and feel is similar to the Internet Explorer toolbar.

·         ImageButton. This is a button that displays a graphic over a transparent background.

·         NotificationWindow. This displays text and graphics in a pop-up window (commonly known as “toast”).

·         TaskPane. This is a container that provides collapsible frames for displaying additional information on a form.

·         FolderViewer. This displays directories in a hierarchical format.

·         FileViewer. This displays a list of the files in a specified directory.

They’re being released as a sample, so full source code (in VB, of course!) is available. Have fun!

15 thoughts on “Visual Basic Power Pack released!

  1. Robert Jacobson

    Sounds great! Would it be possible for you, or one of the persons who greated this, to post a few graphics of the various widgets? Especially with GUI elements, a picture is worth a thousand words.

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  2. Richard Clark

    Blogs are not the unique source of information ;-)))

    As we said during MVP Summit this year (and last year, and last last year and… ok, I stop there), produce more and more controls, components, softwares, anything (but not spamware) written in VB (and say it)

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  3. johnchen

    I agree with Paul, The intro article is great but not so discoverable. Well people will get there soon.

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  6. Greg

    I’m getting an error when I use this link – any other ideas where I can get this from?

    "Server Error in ‘/’ Application."

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  7. Bo

    I could not find anywhere to get the Power Packs containing these UI controls. The newer powerpacks (ver 2.0 and 3.0 for VS 2005) unfortunately do not have them. Anyone could help by posting the dll or the source code?

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  8. Bo

    I could not find anywhere to get the Power Packs containing these UI controls. The newer powerpacks (ver 2.0 and 3.0 for VS 2005) unfortunately do not have them. Anyone could help by posting the dll or the source code?

    Reply
  9. Richard Thomas

    I desperately need this version of the Power Pack for the folderviewer and fileviewer controls.

    Anyone have an archive location of this? Thanks.

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