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Microsoft KB Archive/168792

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Article ID: 168792

Article Last Modified on 12/10/2003



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Control Creation Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Learning Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Enterprise Edition



This article was previously published under Q168792

SYMPTOMS

The StatusBar Time Panel may not update the time at frequent enough intervals when its style is set to Time.

RESOLUTION

You can work around this problem by setting the Panel Style of the StatusBar in the Timer Event of a Timer control.

  1. Start a new Standard EXE project in Visual Basic 5.0. Form1 is the default form.
  2. Insert a StatusBar control on Form1. The default name is StatusBar1.

    NOTE: If there is no StatusBar control icon in the toolbox, select Components on the Project menu, check Microsoft Windows Common Controls 5.0, and click OK.
  3. Insert a Timer control on Form1. Its default name is Timer1.
  4. Change the Interval property of Timer1 to 1000.
  5. In the Timer1_Timer event procedure, add the following line of code:

          StatusBar1.Panels.Item(1).Style = sbrTime
    
                            
  6. Run the program and note that the Time Panel updates properly.


STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a bug in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article. This bug has been fixed in Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 2.

For more information on the Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 2, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

170365 : INFO: Visual Studio 97 Service Packs - What, Where, and Why



For a list of the Visual Basic 5.0 bugs that were fixed in the Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 2, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

171554 : INFO: Visual Basic 5.0 Fixes in Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 2


MORE INFORMATION

Steps to Reproduce the Problem

  1. Start a new Standard EXE project in Visual Basic 5.0. Form1 is the default form.
  2. Select the Project on the Components menu, check Microsoft Windows Common Controls 5.0, and click OK.
  3. Add a StatusBar control to Form1. The default name is StatusBar1.
  4. Right-click StatusBar1 and click Properties to display the Property Pages dialog box.
  5. Click the Panels tab, change Style to "5 [ASCII 150] sbrTime," and click OK.
  6. Run the project. Note that the StatusBar Time Panel doesn't update properly over time.


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