Hi.. I have this problem in vb 2008 with this MDI parent form.. I know that you can't put any imageBackground for this, so I've just put a pictureBox the size of the MDIparent form to make it look like its background. But when I'm opening another form(it is just a small form that it doesn't have to be maximized in the MDIparent form) inside the MDIparent form, the form just go under the picturebox and I can't even see it. So i have to disable the picture to see the small form, but the background of the MDIparent form is just so plain and dull. do you have another way around it?