Running the Program

Visual Basic User's Guide > Creating a Simple Word Processor

The text processor is not yet finished, but we can make a first attempt at running it and seeing what it can do. Click the Start button. You can type in some text, select it with the mouse, copy it to the clipboard (use the <CTRL>+<C> and <CTRL>+<V> keys as long as there is no menu), select a different font, set tabs and do lots of other things. All of these features have been built into the Text Control and can be used with almost no programming effort.

You will have noticed, however, that some features are still missing. For instance, if you resize the main window, the Text Control keeps its old size. There is no menu, and there is no horizontal scrollbar either. We will fix this in the coming chapters.