I have two image boxes on a form. Both have '0' in the index property. One of the boxes is behind the other (by this I mean I have right clicked on it and clicked 'send to back' at design time). At runtime, I load new instances of both image boxes, but the instances of the box at the front are behind those of the other. Why is this? Can the order be changed at run time. The new image boxes of the 'in front' variety are created last.