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Disable Controls also disables Shortcut Keys

Posted on 2001-06-21
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I have this code I use to make fields "read-only" on a form.  Works great, but found that it aslo disables the Menu Editor Shortcuts I use (F5, F9 etc).  How can I re-enable the keys, or have the code skip the disabling of these special keys altogether?

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    Dim ctl As Control
    For Each ctl In Me.Controls
        If TypeOf ctl Is TextBox Or TypeOf ctl Is CheckBox Or TypeOf ctl Is ComboBox Or TypeOf ctl Is MaskEdBox Then
            ctl.Enabled = False
        Else
            ctl.Enabled = True
        End If
    Next
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Question by:JAmarill
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rkot2000 earned 50 total points
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I never saw that kind of problem , but
try to put all controls on a frame and enable/disable that frame.
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by:Richie_Simonetti
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This has nothing to do with the topic but, could you change your code to this (i think is fast):

Dim ctl As Control
   For Each ctl In Me.Controls
       If not (TypeOf ctl Is label) Then   ' or the controls you have less quantity.
           ctl.Enabled = False
       Else
           ctl.Enabled = True
       End If
   Next
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by:Richie_Simonetti
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Or some similar that doesn't use so many ORs.
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by:JAmarill
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Thanks! for the comments.  There were both useful.  I'm still not sure why the code I have causes the issue to begin with.  I tested the code in a test application by itself, and it works without disabling the shortcuts keys.  

I've given up and have decided just "reenable" the keys using the Form KeyDown event to detect the F keys I use and call the menus items directly.  I found the frame solution (while viable) would require me to re-cooridinate quite a bit of the form.

Thanks~!
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