Microsoft KB Archive/171470
Article ID: 171470
Article Last Modified on 11/18/2003
- Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Control Creation Edition
- Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Professional Edition
- Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Enterprise Edition
This article was previously published under Q171470
When a UserControl is copied and pasted onto a Form, the new control's resize event does not fire as expected. The Resize event of the UserControl fires only when made part of a control array.
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
Steps To Reproduce Behavior
- Create a new Standard EXE project.
- Add a UserControl to the project.
Add the following code to the Resize event of the UserControl:
Private Sub UserControl_Resize() MsgBox "Resize" End Sub
- Add an instance of the UserControl to Form1. Note that the Resize event triggers the first time.
- Select the instance of the UserControl and click Copy on the Edit Menu.
- Click Paste on the Edit menu. When asked if you want to make a control array, click No.
NOTE: As long as you continue to copy and paste the control, the new controls are added without the Resize event firing (if they are not part of a control array).
- Paste the control, and choose Yes when asked to make a control array.
NOTE: Because the control is now part of a control array, the Resize event triggers correctly when added to the form.
Additional query words: cut copy paste
Keywords: kbbug kbfix kbvbp500sp2fix kbvs97sp2fix KB171470