Load a new form by clicking the "File" menu in Visual Basic and selecting "New Project." Select "Standard EXE" as the type in Visual Basic 6.0. In versions of Visual Basic.NET, the name of the template is "Windows Forms Application." Once a form is open, you see two controls on the left that look like lists. Double-click on the right-hand one, a ListBox, to add it to the blank form. Repeat this to add a second ListBox, and then drag it to the right of the first one. Expand the form using the sizing handles at the bottom and right of the form.
Experiment with the ListBox contents and its properties. Change the "Sorted" property of each ListBox to "True." Change the ForeColor of the right-hand ListBox to "Red." To prepare for the next step in the tutorial, add four Command buttons from the Toolbox arranging them as in the image. Note: the text in the boxes is set larger for visibility. Using the Properties panel on the right, make each Command button caption read as follows:
Top Left: "Add New Item"
Top Right: "Select an Item"
Bottom Left: "Print Selected List"
Bottom Right: "Deselect an Item"
The uses of these buttons will become clear as you work through the tutorial.