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disable menu bar with out going gray?

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When my application prints and simultaneously the user clicks on File and Print from the menu bar and trys to print again befor the first one is done it causes an error. I can disable the File menu but this case's the word "File" to go gray which look's strange. If I disable the entire form it loose's focus. How can I keep the user from clicking on the File menu during printing. If I make the form a child in a MDI, it can be disabled with out loosing focus. Is that the only way? I am using VB 4 16 bit and VS Printer 1
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by:AzraSound
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how bout create a boolean variable called Print

set it to True when printing begins

then in mnuPrint_Click function first test if Print = True and if it is exit the sub
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Azra:
You don't need the boolean variable.. just directly set

mnuPrint.Enabled = False

then only the Print subitem on mnuFile will be grayed out.. <smile>.
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Another approach to this problem would be to make a seperate form (frmPrint).. place a label stating "Printing" and a Progress bar. Before you print.. do a frmPrint.Show vbModal. While you are in your print loop, update the progress bar. When the print is finally done, just execute a UnLoad frmPrint to make the form disappear.

The frmPrint.Show vbModal locks the focus on frmPrint and the user will not be able to do anything in the program until frmPrint goes away.

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i was under the impression he didnt want anything grayed out.  again my assumptions lead me to...well they dont really take me anywhere. sorry for the confusion.
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Azra:
Please don't take my comment as being critical.. Your code is absolutely perfect to that assumption.. <smile>.

I interpreted the question differently.. and as such, directed my comment to you so as to add to your worthy comment rather than to detract from it. My solution.. is a different one than yours.. and I trust that the questioner is able to discern the difference between your solution (boolean flag and/or mnuItem.Disabled = False) and mine (vbModal Form).. <smile>.
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I am trying to use your suggestion of frmPrint.Show vbModal, but the program stops at that line of code and doesn't continue to the printing code until the frmPrint is closed.
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how about creating a boolean variable IsPrinting ...    =oP
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