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Visual Basic Reference

Visual Studio 6.0

MinButton Property

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Returns a value indicating whether a form has a Minimize button.



The object placeholder represents an object expression that evaluates to an object in the Applies To list.

Return Values

The MinButton return values are:

Setting Description
True (Default) The form has a Minimize button.
False The form doesn't have a Minimize button.


A Minimize button enables users to minimize a form window to an icon. To display a Minimize button, you must also set the form's BorderStyle property to either 1 (Fixed Single), 2 (Sizable), or 3 (Fixed Double).

The settings you specify for the MaxButton, MinButton, BorderStyle, and ControlBox properties aren't reflected in the form's appearance until run time.

Note   Minimizing a form to an icon at run time generates a Resize event. The WindowState property reflects the current state of the window. If you set the WindowState property to 2 (Maximized), the form is maximized independently of whatever settings are in effect for the MaxButton and BorderStyle properties.