Microsoft KB Archive/100981

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BUG: Visual Workbench Windows Not Visible at Startup


1.00 1.50 WINDOWS kbenv kbbuglist ---------------------------------------------------------------------- The information in this article applies to: - The Visual Workbench, included with: Microsoft Visual C++ for Windows, versions 1.0 and 1.5 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- SYMPTOMS ======== If you close the Visual Workbench or shutdown Microsoft Windows while the Visual Workbench is minimized, the current workspace may become corrupted. When you start Workbench, windows that normally display in the client area of the Workbench window may not be visible or if you restore a minimized document in the Workbench, the document may not appear on the screen. In either case, the window is displayed outside the Workbench window's client area. RESOLUTION ========== To change the position of the missing window and make it visible, choose Cascade or Tile from the Window menu. To prevent this from occurring, restore the Workbench window from icon before closing Workbench or the Windows session. STATUS ====== Microsoft has confirmed this to be a bug in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available. MORE INFORMATION ================ This problem is also discussed in the Visual Workbench README.WRI file. It provides the following alternate method to address this situation: Visual Workbench Windows Not Visible Under Certain Circumstances ---------------------------------------------------------------- Minimized Visual Workbench windows may not be visible under certain conditions when they are subsequently restored. This happens if you take all three of the actions listed below: * Minimize Visual Workbench child windows within the Visual Workbench frame. * Minimize Visual Workbench. * Exit Windows with Visual Workbench in the previously noted state. When you restart Windows and then Visual Workbench, the minimized MDI children are still minimized. When you restore them, however, the open windows are off screen. You can press ALT+- (ALT + minus sign) to display the system menu for the window even though it is not visible. You can then close the window, and subsequently reopen it. To avoid this condition, don't close Windows while Visual Workbench is still running and is minimized. Additional reference words: 1.00 1.50 8.00 8.00c KBCategory: kbenv kbbuglist KBSubcategory: VWBIss

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