setting the backcolor for a disabled textbox
Posted on 2005-05-07
I have been working on trying to set the color of a disabled textbox. You can see some different things that I have tried. It seems that if I use the "vbColor" property that I can get the backcolor set to vbBlue, vbRed, etc., but if I try to use system colors, I wind up with white. I thought that if I set the textbox control to enabled = false that vb would "grayout" the box, but it doesnt look like it...any assistance?
If optSealed.Value <> True Then
dblNewActUnitsValue = dblNewActValue / dblOldMassOrVolUnit
lblActConcUnitsLabel.Caption = "" & strActivityUnit & "/" & strOldMassOrVolUnit & ""
txtMassOrVolume.ForeColor = Gray 'returns a white background
txtMassOrVolume.Enabled = False
txtUncPercOneSigMassOrVol.Enabled = False
txtUncPercOneSigMassOrVol.ForeColor = NavajoWhite 'returns a white background
txtRefActConc.Enabled = False
txtRefActConc.BackColor = Silver 'returns a black background
txtUncPercActConcOneSig.Enabled = False
txtUncPercActConcOneSig.BackColor = Silver 'returns a blank background
lblActConcUnitsLabel.Caption = "" & strActivityUnit & ""
is there a property that I can set that will gray out the box when it is disabled to show that you cannot type a number in the box?