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Microsoft KB Archive/171498

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FIX: Screen Turns Black When Compiling

Article ID: 171498

Article Last Modified on 12/10/2003



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Control Creation Edition, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Learning Edition, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Professional Edition, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Enterprise Edition, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0



This article was previously published under Q171498

SYMPTOMS

If the Console Window display option setting is set to "Full Screen," then the screen will go black while compiling the Visual Basic Application.

RESOLUTION

Install Service Pack 2 (SP2) or follow the steps below:

  1. Open the Control Panel.
  2. Double-click the Console Applet.
  3. Set the display option to Window.
  4. Click OK to accept the change.


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


Keywords: kbbug kbfix kbvbp500sp2fix kbvs97sp2fix KB171498