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How do I remove the control box from the message box?

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How do I remove the control box from the standard windows message box? I do not want the X appearing in the top of the message box.
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Richie_SimonettiIT Operations
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Doing a click on "X" has the same effect that if you push "OK" button when there is only one button.
If you have (i.e. vbYesNo), the button is disabled.
Windows assumes that, if there is OK button only and user closes it, it is the same that accept the message box.
Richie_SimonettiIT Operations
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Sorry, i meant:
If you have (i.e. vbYesNo), the "X" is disabled

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I want to disable the X control no matter what buttons I have on the message box

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I want to disable the X control no matter what buttons I have on the message box

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Actually I dont want the control box visible at all.
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You want a frame-less message box?

Regards, P1

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I would like the Standard Windows message box 'simply' without the X control box appearing. Dont know what you mean by frame-less but what are you suggesting?

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You can easily make your own MessageBox with a standard VB form shown modally.  Easy, easy, easy.
P1Network Technician  & Programmer

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frame-less = no title bar.

You can make a border-less form ( gets rid of the real X ) with a fake title bar to substitute with any other controls you wish to add.

Regards,  P1

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Srill need the caption just no control box.
just create a form and set the ControlBox property to false

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Nope then I would have to mess around with the length of the message passed to the form, sorry not want I am looking for, this will be my method if I dont receive an answer to this, but I am sure you must be able to.

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i dont think this is possible because it would involve subclassing to the msgbox form and deleting the control box which isn't possible because there is no way to get the hwnd for the msgbox form. I could be wrong but it is probably going to leave you no choice but to design a form as your message box and then show it modally as fangtan suggested.
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You might be able to modify a Windows MessageBox so that it does not have a close [X] using the following as a guide.  The procedure seems more complicated than it's worth.

http://www.mvps.org/vbnet/code/comdlg/messageboxex.htm
http://www.mvps.org/vbnet/code/hooks/messageboxhook.htm

Good luck!
Richie_SimonettiIT Operations
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"...The procedure seems more complicated than it's worth.
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I am with fangtan.
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