|[I] am looking for a simple LED type control for Visual Studio 2008|
I assume you mean a seven-segment display, rather than a dot-matrix display, progress bar, single status indicator, etc.
|I just need a control that I can add to the toolbox|
Could you live with a control you build into you app instead? There are a number of these on codeproject.com, some using MFC. For example (search the site for more):
Seven Segment LCD Control
If you really need to add a control to add to the toolbax, then you'll need to track down a suitable .Net, COM, or WPF control.
|I am also not sure as to how to add a new control to the toolbox. |
Either: right-click on the toolbox and then click on "Choose Items...", ot use the main menu: "Tools" and then ""Choose Toolbox Items...
(Google "add item to visual studio toolbox" for more info...)
|I have been programming in 'C' for many years but find some of the IDE's confusing as to how to do things|
Well, you could always spend some time perusing the Visual Studio documentation?
Application Development in Visual Studio