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Microsoft KB Archive/174214

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Article ID: 174214

Article Last Modified on 6/24/2004



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Learning Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Learning Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 4.0 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 4.0 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 4.0 16-bit Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 4.0 32-Bit Enterprise Edition



This article was previously published under Q174214

SYMPTOMS

A Form with a menu displays a border and a titlebar when the BorderStyle property of the form is set to 0-None. The Form displays a border even when the Menus it contains are not visible.

CAUSE

Visual Basic requires a Form with a Menu to have visible borders.

RESOLUTION

Create a second Form to contain your popup menu and use the PopupMenu method in the first Form to access the Menu of the second Form.

STATUS

This behavior is by design.

MORE INFORMATION

This section provides instructions on how to create a borderless Form with a popup menu.

Step-by-Step Example

  1. Start a new in Visual Basic. Form1 is created by default.
  2. Set the Form1 BorderStyle property to 0-None.
  3. Copy the following code to the Code window of Form1:

          Option Explicit
    
          Private Sub Form_Load()
             Form2.Visible = False
          End Sub
    
          Private Sub Form_MouseDown(Button As Integer, _
                                     Shift As Integer, _
                                     X As Single, _
                                     Y As Single)
    
             If Button = vbRightButton Then
                Form1.PopupMenu Form2.mnuMyMenu
             End If
          End Sub
                            
  4. Add a second Form to the project.
  5. Use the menu editor to add a menu with three menu items to the second form. Name the menu mnuMyMenu.
  6. Press the F5 key to run the program. The first form displays without a border. Right-click the form to display the menu items from the second form.


REFERENCES

PopupMenu method topic in the Online Help

(c) Microsoft Corporation 1997, All Rights Reserved. Contributions by Arsenio Locsin, Microsoft Corporation


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