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What's the property for a MDIParent form background image?
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I just tested with VB.Net 2003 and got the same results.
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Thanks, Mike, I thought when I couldn't see it in the designer that it wasn't gonna work ;)

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How can I assign a string like "images\myPic.jpg" to the BackgroundImage property?
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sorry, I was sure to have read classic VB topic area...

>How can I assign a string like "images\myPic.jpg" to the BackgroundImage property?
please reread the first comment of TheLearnedOne.
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In the Load() event of your MdiParent:

    Me.BackgroundImage = Image.FromFile("the path/name of your file here")

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Can path/name be set like a virtual path string "~\images\myPic.jpg" in web app and not completely hard coded?
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I'm not familiar with "virtual paths" in a web app.

You can make the path relative to the working directory using ".." though:

    "myPic.Jpg"                  --> look for it in the current directory
    "\subfolder\myPic.Jpg"  --> look for it in the subfolder called "subfolder" in the current directory
    "..\myPic.Jpg"               --> look for it in the folder up one level from the current directory

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>Can path/name be set like a virtual path string "~\images\myPic.jpg" in web app and not completely hard coded?
a MDI form in a web application? new to me...

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