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After Running and closing my VB6 Program. Task Manager say's it is running?

Discussion in 'Software Development' started by garyjos, Aug 15, 2003.

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  1. garyjos

    garyjos Thread Starter

    Aug 3, 2003

    I would be very grateful if you could possibly answer my question.

    I have a new modern computer AMD 2.0 XP running Windows XP Professional.

    If you close a program after running it and it appears to be closed but the task manager shows that it is running, what does this mean?

    Does it mean that there is something wrong with the Software of the running program or is it a Windows System Problem?

    I wrote a very easy program compiled in VB6 which after running I closed and does not show up in Task Manager. Everything is obviously ok.
    However my other much more complicated compiled VB6 program after being run and closed, shows up as running in the Task Manager?

    I just want to know what this means please.

    Is there something wrong with the program I have made?
    When you continue to open and close it, more icons of the running program are seen in Task Manager.
    But none on the main normal bottom windows task bar, where the start button is.(Which I presume is correct)


  2. MarlinG


    Aug 15, 2003
    Sounds like you have an active window somewhere although it is hidden. Put debug.print code in all of your form.load/unload events and run it in the debugger. Make sure you having matching unloads for each load.

    Also, callbacks (like timers) may be the culprit. What does your application do?
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