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Hide the cursor int the textBox.

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I have many txtBoxes locked. I want to hide the cursor in the txtBox(not the mousePointer) and i want to unhide it when we write inside. Is it possible? is it complicated? If No how we do it?
Code would be appreciate.
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Question by:dosyl
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Private Declare Function HideCaret Lib "user32" (ByVal hWnd As Long) As Long
Private Sub Text1_GotFocus()
    Call HideCaret(Text1.hWnd)
End Sub
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by:Ruchi
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for showing a cursor
Public Declare Function ShowCaret Lib "user32" Alias "ShowCaret" (ByVal hwnd As Long) As Long

for hiding a cursor
Public Declare Function HideCaret Lib "user32" Alias "HideCaret" (ByVal hwnd As Long) As Long

ShowCaret Text1.hwnd ' show a cursor
HideCaret Text1.hwnd  'hide a curosr

Hope this helps you.
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by:roverm
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Nice 1 Ruchi!
I always use this 'trick':

I set a tag of a control to 1 or 0 if a text box may be edited.
Then in the Got_Focus event:

Private Sub Text1_GotFocus()
    If MyCheckControl.Tag = "0" Then MyControl.SetFocus
End Sub

So I redirect the focus to a control that MAY have the focus.

But, to be quite honest: I like Ruchi's idea better ! ;-))

D'Mzzl!
RoverM
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by:dosyl
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Thank's a lot.
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by:Ruchi
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You are welcome, Dosyl.
Thanks, Roverm.
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