PRA: Run-Time Icon Flashes Application Workspace Color
Article ID: Q101066
Creation Date: 04-JUL-1993
Revision Date: 19-SEP-1996
The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Access Distribution Kit version 1.1
A flashing Microsoft Access run-time icon is displayed using the application workspace color, rather than the desktop color.
The run-time icon is not registered as a normal icon; instead, it is registered as a NULL icon. Microsoft Windows handles painting the icon background of a NULL icon and a normal icon differently.
To work around this problem, either do not use minimized icons or specify the same color for your desktop and application workspaces. To do this, choose Color Settings from Windows Control Panel.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft Access Distribution Kit version 1.1. This problem no longer occurs in the Microsoft Access Developer's Toolkit version 2.0.
Steps to Reproduce Problem
- Create a new icon in Program Manager by selecting New from the File menu. Choose Program Item and then choose OK.
In the Item Properties box, enter the following:
Description: Minimized Repair of Nwind
Command Line: <C:\ACCESS\MSARN110.EXE NWIND.MDB> /repair
Working Directory: <C:\ACCESS>
Run Minimized: Yes (checked)
where <C:ACCESS\MSARN110.EXE NWIND.MDB> and <C:\ACCESS> are the directory names and filenames on your system.
- Choose OK to create the icon.
Double-click the icon.
Once NWIND.MDB has been repaired, the icon begins flashing and the application workspace color is displayed instead of the desktop color.
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Additional reference words: 1.10 ADK workspace color