How to Use the Spin Button in Visual Basic

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A Spin Button (also known as a Spin Box) is a program feature located within the Windows operating system that allows the user to increase or decrease a value located within an individual software program. Visual Basic is a software program created by Microsoft and found within the Microsoft Visual Basic Studio. Visual Basic allows a user to create and design their own computer software. Using a Spin Button in Visual Basic software will allow a user to add or subtract values to their programming code by choosing to spin up or spin down. Learning to use the Spin Button in Visual Basic can be accomplished in a few simple steps and does not require specialized skills as a computer or technical programmer.

Things You'll Need

  • Microsoft Visual Basic software
  • Press "AL and "F11" simultaneously to open Visual Basic Editor. Visual Basic Editor should be opened after you have opened a spreadsheet where you wish to perform your work (such as Microsoft Excel).

  • Click the "Insert" tab.

  • Select "User Form" from the scroll down, which will automatically appear after the Insert Tab has been selected.

  • Select the "Spin Button" option when the Controls Toolbox appears. The Controls Toolbox will appear automatically after selecting User Form.

  • Decide whether you wish to "Spin Up" or "Spin Down." Spinning up will allow you to add a value, while spinning down will decrease value.

  • Click on "Spin Up" if you wish to use the spin-up feature. Click on "Spin Down" if you wish to use the spin-down feature.

  • Save your work after you have completed your task.

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