Visual Basic Reference
Returns or sets a value that determines whether MDI child forms are displayed when loaded.
object.AutoShowChildren [= boolean]
The AutoShowChildren property syntax has these parts:
|Object||An object expression that evaluates to an object in the Applies To list.|
|Boolean||A Boolean expression that specifies whether MDI child forms are automatically visible, as described in Settings.|
The settings for boolean are:
|True||(Default) MDI child forms are automatically displayed when loaded.|
|False||MDI child forms aren't automatically displayed when loaded.|
You can use the AutoShowChildren property to load MDI child forms and leave them hidden until they're displayed using the Show method.