How can I disable click through on my transparent form?

I'm using this procure to update my form when the user changes the slider. If they enable click-through by checking the checkbox, then click-through becomes active after changing the slider. The problem is that I can't find a way to disable click-through.

    Dim lOldStyle As Long
    Dim bTrans As Byte

    bTrans = sliderTrans.Value
   
    lOldStyle = GetWindowLong(Me.hwnd, GWL_EXSTYLE)

    If Me.chkClickThrough = False Then
        SetWindowLong Me.hwnd, GWL_EXSTYLE, lOldStyle Or WS_EX_LAYERED
    Else
        SetWindowLong Me.hwnd, GWL_EXSTYLE, lOldStyle Or WS_EX_LAYERED Or WS_EX_TRANSPARENT 'Click Through
    End If
   
    SetLayeredWindowAttributes Me.hwnd, 0, bTrans, LWA_ALPHA






If the user users Alt+Tab they can set focus on my application / form. Then if they press F10, it will uncheck click-through and run this code that doesn't work:


    Case vbKeyF10
            Me.chkClickThrough = False
            Dim lOldStyle As Long
            Dim bTrans As Byte
            bTrans = sliderTrans.Value
            lOldStyle = GetWindowLong(Me.hwnd, GWL_EXSTYLE)
            SetWindowLong Me.hwnd, GWL_EXSTYLE, lOldStyle Or WS_EX_LAYERED
   
            SetLayeredWindowAttributes Me.hwnd, 0, bTrans, LWA_ALPHA
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Glenn_MooreCommented:
If you look at your form in the design view and click inside the form, one option is Tab Order, you can remove access to any of the fields you choose.
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HKComputerAuthor Commented:
I fixed the problem already. Logic bug:

Case vbKeyF10
  Me.chkClickThrough = False
  Dim lOldStyle As Long
  Dim bTrans As Byte
  bTrans = sliderTrans.Value
  lOldStyle = GetWindowLong(Me.hwnd, GWL_EXSTYLE)
  SetWindowLong Me.hwnd, GWL_EXSTYLE, WS_EX_LAYERED   '<----Removed lOldStyle
   
  SetLayeredWindowAttributes Me.hwnd, 0, bTrans, LWA_ALPHA
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