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Outlook programming - front-end question

Hi,
   Does anyone know how to accomplish these tasks? I've tried to look through the Outlook Programming book but could not find it:

- Make the controls such as list box, combo box, etc., mouse-wheel enabled -- currently, I can't use mouse-wheel to scroll through lists that I create in the forms.

- Is there a feature to let users select the date through a "mini-calendar", much like the one you'd get if you click on "Due Date" for tasks...is there any way to insert that "mini-calendar" into your forms?

- How do I make the macro forms have a "minimize" button on the top right of the window? It seems the only things you can do are make the window modal or non-modal.

Any help for any of these questions will be appreciated!
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David LeeCommented:
Greetings, NGInterface.

1.  Mouse-wheel enabled controls.  Sorry, I don't know the answer to this one.

2.  Mini-calendar.  Yes, there is such a control.  It's called DTPicker and is on the controls toolbox.

3.  Minimize button.  Why would you want a minimize button?  Userforms are intended to be custom dialog-boxes where you seek input from the user and then the window goes away.  They are not intended to be kept around.

Cheers!
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NGInterfaceAuthor Commented:
Greetings BlueDevilFan,

Hmm, I want a minimize button because I want this form to be a mini-application that runs along with Outlook and that the user can switch back and forth between Outlook and this mini-application...
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David LeeCommented:
That's not what userforms are intended for.  Briefly, before userforms were introduced we were restricted to the standard dialog-boxes that Windows provided.  Userforms addressed that by giving us the capability to create custom dialog-boxes.  They just aren't intended to do more than ask a question or allow the user to make a choice.  You could hide the form to simulate a minimize.  For that to work well you'd have to add a toolbar button to restore the window since there'd be no taskbar item to click on to restore the window.
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NGInterfaceAuthor Commented:
Actually, I don't see the DTPicker in the controls toolbox...
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David LeeCommented:
Should be the right most control in the bottom row of the toolbox.  
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NGInterfaceAuthor Commented:
I checked...it doesn't exist in my toolbox...is there some sort of install that can correct this? Thanks!
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David LeeCommented:
What version of Outlook are you using?
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NGInterfaceAuthor Commented:
Hmm, it appears Office XP doesn't have this feature installed by default, so I found a DT picker from MS on the Internet...
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David LeeCommented:
Ok.  Glad you got a solution.  Thanks for the credit and the grade.
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