mnemonics in a vb.net user control do not display until after the Alt key is pressed. I have a user control with a few standard buttons on it. For the Close button the text value is &Close. When the control is shown, no mnemonics are visible. When I press the Alt key they all show up. My user controls are shown within a splitter control on a form. The left panel1 of the splitter is a menu and the appropriate control displays on the right in panel2 of the splitter. I have the latest service pack for VS 2005.