Creating a custom ArcMap class library in VB.Net

Discussion created by gschells_sarco on Jul 22, 2011
Latest reply on Jul 22, 2011 by ymanickam-esristaff

I'm new to programming in  the .Net environment.  I am trying to create a custom ArcMap application that will allow users to automate a mailing labels task.  I've got something started in VB.Net.  I'm trying to understand some basics.  I come from the VBA environment.  My questions are"

1.  Is there a minimal number of modules required to create the application?  I have several tabs with .vb on the end that have been created.  I understand the "desighn" tab with my form and tools on it.  There is also a clsMain.vb that appears to have the code to "hooK' my application to ArcMap

2.  Is it similar to VBA in that I can design my form and tools and then double click the respective  tools to add the code?

I appreciate any feedback folks can provide.  I'm looking for a solid understanding of the basic requirements for ArcMap custom class creation in .Net.

thanks for any input