picture box

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picture box (plural picture boxes)

  1. (computing, graphical user interface) A user interface control for displaying an image.
    • 1998, Mike Collins, Windows NT infrastructure design (page 325)
      Visual Basic has a picture box control in its toolbox, represented by a cactus (the same icon as is used by Developer Studio to represent a bitmap resource).
    • 2004, Kate Gregory, Microsoft Visual C++ .NET 2003: kick start (page 65)
      Displaying images on a form is very simple with a picture box. Just set the image property to a file on your hard drive.