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Access '97 remove form Close button - How to ?

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This is driving me nuts!  This should be simple.

I have a form that I want to remove the buttons on the top-right (the 'X' on the top-right (close), etc.).

However, I also need the form maximized.

When I run the app, the form is presented maximized (docmd.maximize), but there is a close and a re-size button on the top-right of the form.  If I click the re-size button, the form re-sizes and both the re-size button and the close button go away!  While this is what I want, I need it in the maximized format of the form.

I have set min-max buttons to 'none', close button to 'no', and defined the 'thin' border style.

Any suggestions ?
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by:paasky
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Hello chrissmith,

You want to prevent users to close the form?

Here's one work-around assuming you have your own close button on the form:

Option Compare Database
Option Explicit
Dim CloseForm As Boolean

Private Sub B_CloseForm_Click()
    ' Close allowed only with button
    CloseForm = True
    DoCmd.Close
End Sub

Private Sub Form_Unload(Cancel As Integer)
    ' Cancel event if user pushed window close button
    Cancel = Not CloseForm
End Sub

Regards,
Paasky
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by:chrissmith
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I have my own close button.  That's the point.  I want to remove the one that Access supplies.
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by:lmerrell
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Set the form's Control Box property to "No".

lmerrell
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by:chrissmith
ID: 2524825
I have already done that.  My apologies for not mentioning it.
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paasky earned 100 total points
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I think it's a kind of weird feature (bug?) that the Close, Min and Max button appear into window right upper corner when the window is maximized. I tried to hide buttons with API but without suggess.

I just checked that this question has been asked here earlier and there was an API sample you might want to try / modify. See Q.10289239 (5 points).

Paasky
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by:tomk120999
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This is another approach you might try.  Don't maximize the form, just size it to take up the whole screen while in the "window" mode.  Then all the "no buttons/menu" choices will be in effect, but the window will fill the whole screen.  The user then shouldn't be able to change window mode to "maximize", "close", or anything else unless they use your command buttons.  Let us know if that helps.
good luck as usual...
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