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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Disable close button in form without losing icon on the form

In a module write the following code:

'for close button declaration
Private Const MF_BYPOSITION = &H400
Private Const MF_REMOVE = &H1000
Private Const MF_DISABLED = &H2

Private Declare Function RemoveMenu Lib "user32" (ByVal hMenu As IntPtr, ByVal nPosition As Integer, ByVal wFlags As Long) As IntPtr
Private Declare Function GetSystemMenu Lib "user32" (ByVal hWnd As IntPtr, ByVal bRevert As Boolean) As IntPtr
Private Declare Function GetMenuItemCount Lib "user32" (ByVal hMenu As IntPtr) As Integer
Private Declare Function DrawMenuBar Lib "user32" (ByVal hwnd As IntPtr) As Boolean

Public Sub DisableCloseButton(ByVal hwnd As IntPtr)
Dim hMenu As IntPtr
Dim menuItemCount As Integer

hMenu = GetSystemMenu(hwnd, False)
menuItemCount = GetMenuItemCount(hMenu)
Call RemoveMenu(hMenu, menuItemCount - 1, MF_DISABLED Or MF_BYPOSITION)
Call RemoveMenu(hMenu, menuItemCount - 2, MF_DISABLED Or MF_BYPOSITION)
Call DrawMenuBar(hwnd)
End Sub

Then in the form.load() where you want to disable the close button just call function as below:


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