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Microsoft KB Archive/168850

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Article ID: 168850

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 Q168850

SYMPTOMS

When the Show method of an MDI child form is invoked, the MDI child form is not brought to the front.

RESOLUTION

To ensure that the correct window is brought to the top, use the ZOrder method. Replace the Show method with the ZOrder method.

In other words, you would replace the following line of code:

   Form1.Show
                


with:

   Form1.ZOrder
                

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a bug in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article.

MORE INFORMATION

Steps to Reproduce the Problem

  1. Start a new Visual Basic 5.0 Standard Exe project. Form1 is created by default.
  2. Add an MDI form (MDIForm1) and a Form (Form2) to the project.
  3. Set the MDIChild property of Form1 and Form2 to True.
  4. Add two menu items to the MDIForm1. For the first menu item, set the Caption property to "ShowForm1" and the Name property to mnuShowForm1. For the second menu item, set the Caption property to "ShowForm2" and the Name property to mnuShowForm2.
  5. Add the following code to the General Declarations section of MDIForm1:

          Private Sub mnuShowForm1_Click()
              Form1.Show
          End Sub
    
          Private Sub mnuShowForm2_Click()
              Form2.Show
          End Sub
    
                            
  6. Press the F5 key to run the project. Click on the ShowForm2 menu. Then click on ShowForm1. Notice that Form1 is not brought to the front.



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