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Disable RichTextBox Left Mouse Click

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hi-

how can i disable the left mouse click for a richtextbox so a user cannot move the caret?

thanks -p
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by:pipe
ID: 11943803
i'd like to be able to highlight text but not have the ability to move the caret position.
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somnatic earned 300 total points
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how about used "hidecaret" to hide the caret from the user

To Highlight the Text, you should be able to use the Select Method that comes with RichTextBox programmatically ..


would that be an option ? Or does the user has to be able to select text ?
 
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by:123654789987
ID: 11951272
I don't think u can disable the cursor from appearing the textbox.

What u can do is
Deviate the focus to some other textbox or any other control ex.

 Private Sub TextBox1_MouseDown(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As MouseEventArgs) Handles TextBox1.MouseDown

        If e.Button = MouseButtons.Left Then
            textbox2.Select()
        End If
    End Sub

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by:pipe
ID: 11952977
"how about used "hidecaret" to hide the caret from the user"

hiding the caret would work i think. however, i checked msdn and i didnt see any method for doing this with a richtextbox. do you know how i would go about doing this?
thx
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by:123654789987
ID: 11960683
I tried the cursor.hide method. But that works well for a button control. But it does not work for a textbox. So I think my previous reply holds good :-)
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by:somnatic
ID: 11960692
who asked about the cursor ..
I thought it was all about the caret ..
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by:pipe
ID: 12007750
i did a dll import of the hidecaret method. i got it working. i think i call it on mouseenter or over. thx
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