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On Windows NT 3.51, forms created with Microsoft Visual Basic do notrestore their previous window state automatically when ALT+TAB is pressedor the Task List is used to activate the application. For instance, theyremain minimized. However, if two subsequent attempts are made to activatethe application by pressing ALT+TAB or using the Task List, the applicationrestores its former state.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be an issue in the Microsoft productslisted at the beginning of this article. Microsoft is researching thisissue and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Baseas it becomes available.
Steps to Reproduce Problem
Start a new project in Visual Basic. Form1 is created by default. To compile the program, from the File menu, choose Make EXE and click OK on the Make EXE dialog box.
From File Manager, run the EXE and minimize it. Choose CTRL+ESC to bring up the Task List. Double-click Project1 to activate it. Notice that the icon is minimized. Choose CTRL+ESC again, and double-click on Project1 again. The icon returns to the Normal WindowState.