The VB Team just released an updated version of the Visual Basic Power Packs on the VB Developer Center that includes a new set of controls for Visual Studio 2005 that allow you to draw lines, rectangle and oval shapes on your Windows Forms. These controls encapsulate many of the graphics methods that are contained in the System.Drawing namespace. This enables you to draw lines and shapes in a single step without having to create graphics objects, pens, and brushes. Complex graphics techniques such as gradient fills can be accomplished by just setting some properties.
I don’t know about you but I’ve been really looking forward to this release!