Picturebox Control(Visual F#)

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Picturebox is a control used to display an image on your form. To create a picturebox, use the following syntax:

let pictureboxobjvariable=new PictureBox()
for instance:
let picbox=new PictureBox()
To specify the url of an image to display in the picturebox, use the Image property.

Syntax:
pictureboxobjvariable.ImageLocation<-"url of an existent image"
for instance:
picbox.ImageLocation<-"C:\myimage.png"
Just make sure that myimage.jpg exist on your computer. Follow the steps below for a simple example on using a picturebox. 1. Click Start>All Programs>Microsoft Visual Studio 2008>Microsoft Visual Studio 2008. 2. Click File>New>Project>Select Visual F# in the project types>Select F# application in the Visual Studio installed templates category. 3. Click the Project menu>Add reference>Click the .Net tab>Locate then double-click System.Windows.Forms. Do step 3 again and this time, select System.Drawing from the .Net tab. 4. Enter the following code after the line “// Learn more about F# at http://fsharp.net “:
//use the f# standard library
// Learn more about F# at http://fsharp.net

open System
//use this to enable the intellisense. Very helpful in coding your application
open System.Drawing 
//specify the location of the Form classes
open System.Windows.Forms 
//create a form named imageform
let imageform=new Form(Text="Use PictureBox",StartPosition=FormStartPosition.CenterScreen,AutoScaleMode=AutoScaleMode.Font)
//creates a horizontal scrollbar
let hscroll=new HScrollBar(Location=new System.Drawing.Point(10, 230),Width=270)
//creates a tooltip
let tip=new ToolTip(IsBalloon=true,ToolTipIcon=ToolTipIcon.Info)
//creates a picturebox named picbox
//set the sizemode to autosize to adjust the size of the picturebox
//depending on the size of your image
//sets the picturebox borderstyle to fixed single
let picbox=new PictureBox(SizeMode=PictureBoxSizeMode.AutoSize,BorderStyle=BorderStyle.FixedSingle,Top=5)
picbox.ImageLocation<-("C:\suzzane.png")
//adds the picturebox on your form
imageform.Controls.Add(picbox)
imageform.Controls.Add(hscroll)
//adds the scrollbar to our form
//displays a tooltip when the mouse hovers the scrollbar
hscroll.MouseHover.Add(fun desc->tip.SetToolTip(hscroll,"Drag the scroll box to move the image"))
//change the horizontal position of the image when the scrollbox is moved
hscroll.Scroll.Add(fun move->picbox.Left<-Convert.ToInt32(hscroll.Value.ToString()))
imageform.Show()
Application.Run(imageform)
//executes your application
5. Click the run icon to execute your application. You should now see an output similar to the following screen shot: If you want a more in depth explanation on this controls, visit the MSDN website at msdn.microsoft.com or the Microsoft F# Development Center at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/fsharp/default.aspx

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