Easy...  Close "X" diable...

Posted on 2003-11-03
Last Modified: 2010-05-01
Hello, im trying to 'grayout' to disable the X button at the top of a child form in a mdi form, not sure if its diffrent than just any regular form, but if you can' please provide some source.

Question by:dawnyd01
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An MDI form is the same as a regular form with the MDICild property set to true.  You should be able to gray out the X button in the same matter .Borderstyle = None should remove Min, Max and "X".
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vinnyd79 earned 25 total points
ID: 9674678
Give this a try:

Private Declare Function GetSystemMenu Lib "user32" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal bRevert As Long) As Long
Private Declare Function GetMenuItemCount Lib "user32" (ByVal hMenu As Long) As Long
Private Declare Function RemoveMenu Lib "user32" (ByVal hMenu As Long, ByVal nPosition As Long, ByVal wFlags As Long) As Long
Private Declare Function DrawMenuBar Lib "user32" (ByVal hwnd As Long) As Long
Private Const MF_BYPOSITION = &H400&
Private Const MF_DISABLED = &H2&

Private Sub DisableX(frm As Form)
Dim hMenu As Long, nCount As Long

'Get handle to system menu
hMenu = GetSystemMenu(frm.hwnd, 0)

'Get number of items in menu
nCount = GetMenuItemCount(hMenu)

'Remove last item from system menu (last item is 'Close')
Call RemoveMenu(hMenu, nCount - 1, MF_DISABLED Or MF_BYPOSITION)

'Redraw menu
DrawMenuBar frm.hwnd
End Sub

' usage
Private Sub Form_Load()
DisableX Form1
End Sub

Accepted Solution

harris_c earned 25 total points
ID: 9675524
Private Declare Function GetSystemMenu Lib "User32" (ByVal hWnd As Long, ByVal bRevert As Long) As Long
Private Declare Function RemoveMenu Lib "User32" (ByVal hMenu As Long, ByVal nPosition As Long, ByVal wFlags As Long) As Long


Private Sub MDIForm_Load()
    'first mdi child
    RemoveMenu GetSystemMenu(Form1.hWnd, 0), 6, MF_BYPOSITION
    'second mdi child
    RemoveMenu GetSystemMenu(Form2.hWnd, 0), 6, MF_BYPOSITION
    'need to refresh somehow
    Me.Arrange (2)
End Sub

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