If you are unfamiliar with VB.Net then read this Instructable http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-real-world-devices-with-your-PC/
which describes creating a VB program in more detail.
After creating a new vb.net project the first step is to create a form. This form has a picture box, 4 labels, a text box and a rich text box. It also has a timer (not shown) which needs to be dropped on the form as well. The picture box is next to label1 and can be any size. The properties of all these objects are defined in the code on the next page.