Setting up the workspace
Load Visual Studio and on the Start page, click on the "New Project" button. In the top left "Project Types" tree, select "Visual Basic Projects" and in the right "Templates" pane choose the "Windows Control Library" template. Down at the bottom of the screen, name the project "svImageEdit" and press OK.
This next part may seem a little odd, just trust me. When the project is ready, right click on the Usercontrol.vb node of the Solution Explorer tree and click on "Delete" to kill the default file. Now right click on the project node and on the popup click on "Properties" and in the popup set the "Default Namespace" to "Smithvoice" (You can use the name of your company or organization, just remember to use your value where I type "Smithvoice" later in the code). Press OK to close the project properties form. Right click again on the project node and click on the popup's "Add User Control" option and use the wizard to create a new UC named "svImageEditor".