I have an assignment that asks me to pick a third-party control available for Visual Basic.Net. Color me a newbie...but I am not sure what that means.

I googled the question "What is a third-party control for VB.Net?" and the results did not really give me a definitive answer. So could someone please clear up my confusion.

Thank You

A third party control is a control written by someone other than the people that wrote the program. i.e. A column control for vb2008 writen by someone other than Microsoft, A control writen for use in AutoCad and by someone other then AutoDesk.