I have a small application that allows you to plan and build a warehouse from scratch. it is a very basic application and does its job but something i over looked was the users need to brake things. i have a form that creates working zones separate working area's. the form has a datagrid that list all created zones and updates everytime one is added. the problem is even though if something is changed it will not save they need to bee told not to touch it. what i would like is to fire a message box that will tell them the details cannot be changed and then return the focus to another control that they can edit. i have looked all over the web and found nothing like what i am trying to do. could someone please help me with some code examples.!!!