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When I start up Visual Basic .net 2003 Standard, it immediately changes the
default windows Display Properties>Settings from Color quality Highest (32
bit) to Low (8 bit). This changes the look of the Task Bar, and the toolbar
icons in Internet Explorer lose their color. When Visual Basic .net 2003
Standard is closed, the original Color quality Highest (32 bit) is restored
to the desktop.

My system uses an ATI Radeon 7500 video board.

I have tried reinstalling VB .net 2003 Standard, and I have downloaded and
installed the latest video board driver from ATI. Neither attempt has fixed
the problem.

I have also noticed the following:

1. Start VB .net 2003 Standard.

2. Restore Windows Color quality to Highest (32 bit).

3. When I run a sample program that reduces form opacity, the Windows Color
quality is immediately changed to Low (8 bit), and the opacity of the form
does not appear to change.

Does anyone know why this problem is occurring, and what the solution is?

Stan Gray
Nov 20 '05 #1
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* "Stan Gray" <st******@telus.net> scripsit:
When I start up Visual Basic .net 2003 Standard, it immediately changes the
default windows Display Properties>Settings from Color quality Highest (32
bit) to Low (8 bit). This changes the look of the Task Bar, and the toolbar
icons in Internet Explorer lose their color. When Visual Basic .net 2003
Standard is closed, the original Color quality Highest (32 bit) is restored
to the desktop.
There is very few information about this phenomenon available:

<URL:http://www.google.com/groups?selm=533f0f4d.0109220638.5c5b7806%40posting .google.com>
<URL:http://www.google.com/groups?selm=A1EBB72F-F06A-4FE0-8C27-6E5845500433%40microsoft.com>
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My system uses an ATI Radeon 7500 video board. I have tried reinstalling VB .net 2003 Standard, and I have downloaded and
installed the latest video board driver from ATI. Neither attempt has fixed
the problem.


Mhm... I feel sorry, but I am not able to provide a solution.

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Herfried K. Wagner [MVP]
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Nov 20 '05 #2

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