Microsoft Releases the Visual Basic .NET Power Pack

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.

For more information, go to: http://msdn.microsoft.com/vbasic/default.aspx?pull=/library/en-us/dv_vstechart/html/vbpowerpack.asp