Main title bar text not visible when window maximized on Windows 10 RRS feed

  • Question

  • When MFC-based application has the main window maximized on Windows 10, the title of the window/application disappears (it's white text on white background). This happens when 'Application look' is set to anything else than 'Windows XP'.

    If user sets 'Settings'-'Personalization'-'Colors'-'Show color on Start, taskbar, action center and title bar' to ON, then the main window title appears again.

    This happens on MFC-based SDI-type applications with ribbon, please see screenshots below. Have verified on application compiled with VS2012 and VS2015.

    When dialog is maximized:

    When dialog as a regular window:

    Thursday, April 7, 2016 9:08 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    For better support. Could you please provide demo for us to test? Are you debug the program? Do all functions are normal call?

    Best Regards,


    Monday, April 25, 2016 7:43 AM
  • This trouble occurs on application just created with Visual Studio wizard. No single line of own code written. The trouble occurs both in Debug and Release builds.

    Link to sample project here: Sample MFC project . This project was created with Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 with Update 3.

    Remember to have 'Settings'-'Colors'-'Show color on Start, taskbar, action center and title bar' set 'Off' (which is the default setting on new Windows 10 installation = All customers have this trouble first until they call our customer support to get help).

    Friday, August 19, 2016 11:51 AM
  • Hi, same issue here in my application and samples provided by MSFT.

    I ve not found any workaround to solve this point.

    Visual studio 2013 pro.

    Regards, James.

    Friday, August 19, 2016 2:01 PM
  • Same problema in C# app with DevExpress
    Tuesday, October 11, 2016 6:43 PM
  • Now workaround found at: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-other_settings/main-title-bar-text-not-visible-when-window/de2dbb75-981c-4999-9884-26c5d8834e12?msgId=10862a24-1db9-4684-a08d-2e9d38bdab5f
    Friday, February 10, 2017 6:31 AM