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Visual Basic .net - How to detect that 'X' (close form) was clicked?

Posted on 2011-03-03
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How to detect that 'X' (close form) was clicked with mouse?
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Question by:keith1001
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PaulHews earned 500 total points
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In form closing, look at the CloseReason parameter
Private Sub Form1_FormClosing(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.FormClosingEventArgs) Handles Me.FormClosing
        If e.CloseReason = CloseReason.UserClosing Then
            'User closed through X button or control menu or alt-f4
        End If

    End Sub

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by:MajorBigDeal
ID: 35028646
To expand on PaulHews comment, you can cancel the user's close request with e.Cancel = True.  For example:

If e.CloseReason = CloseReason.UserClosing Then
e.Cancel = True
End If
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by:Mike Tomlinson
ID: 35029316
UserClosing will also be triggered with this code:
Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
        Me.Close()
    End Sub

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Another way is to trap the SC_CLOSE message from WM_SYSCOMAND:
Public Class Form1

    Private ClosedViaControlBox As Boolean = False

    Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
        Me.Close() ' <-- won't trigger code in FormClosing
    End Sub

    Protected Overrides Sub WndProc(ByRef m As System.Windows.Forms.Message)
        Const SC_CLOSE As Integer = &HF060&
        Const WM_SYSCOMMAND As Integer = &H112

        Select Case m.Msg
            Case WM_SYSCOMMAND
                Select Case m.WParam.ToInt32
                    Case SC_CLOSE
                        ' Occurs when 'X' is clicked in Top Right of Window
                        ' or 'Close' is selected from Right Clicking on the TaskBar
                        Me.ClosedViaControlBox = True

                End Select

        End Select

        MyBase.WndProc(m)
    End Sub

    Private Sub Form1_FormClosing(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.FormClosingEventArgs) Handles Me.FormClosing
        If Me.ClosedViaControlBox Then
            MessageBox.Show("User Initiated Close")
        End If
    End Sub

End Class

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