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Disabling and Enabling the Mouse Scroll Wheel

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I'm wondering if anyone knows how I can disable the mouse scroll to prevent users from scrolling into another record in a form, but still allow scrolling within large text boxes or combo boxes on the form.  I've tried the information provided in the following link to disable the scrolling function, which is great, but I would really like to be able to scroll through text boxes, etc. on the same form.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=http://support.microsoft.com:80/support/kb/articles/q278/3/79.asp&NoWebContent=1

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Earl
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform) earned 2000 total points
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http://www.lebans.com/mousewheelonoff.htm

The Lebans MWH (Mouse Wheel Hook) uses a DLL that requires **NO** Windows registration and no VBA Reference needs to be set ... just needs to be in the same directory as the app, or optionally the Windows System folder.

The Lebans MWH is structured such that, it only needs to be called once per MDB, ie once activated, it is 'global' for that MDB.  There is also an option such that it can be global for all mdb's loaded on a given system, if desired.

So ... my application start-up code activates the MWH ... and my shut-down code deactivates it ... rather than doing it on a form by form basis.  I also added an option to my custom menu under Tools ... wherein the user can temporarily turn on/off the MWH ... at any given moment ... just to cover any special cases that ma arise.

Lebans has it ALL figured out and his MWH has evolved over the years. It takes into account may different cases and works very well.   And here is the good news:
It's 100% free !!  

mx
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So how would I go about activating or loading the MWH?
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All the instructions are included in the sample MDB - with examples, etc.

mx
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by:earlhead
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Think I've been staring at this screen for far too long at this point, as I didn't even think to look at the examples to see how they were set up.

In any regard though, I have myself straightened away now and so I thank you for the help!  It is greatly appreciated!

Earl
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btw ... I didn't mean to not help on that, but I've been using it for so long ... I don't remember all the fine details. Fortunately, his examples are pretty straight forward ... and man, he has cover just about every conceivable case.

Look around on the site ... LOADS of excellent free, cool stuff.  A virtual goldmine of apps.

mx
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No worries...once I looked through the examples it was all straightforward!  And I am actually looking through some of the other stuff on the same site, definitely a lot of good stuff there...thanks for pointing the site out!

Earl
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