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apenticoffapenticoff Posts: 63Member
I have an application where the user can use the entry form for viewing archived data. I would like to be able to lock the controls without graying them out by disabling them. Is there any way to do this? Do I need to make a new control copied from the combo box with new methods? If so can you provide sample code to accomplish this?


Thanks, Art

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  • dokken2dokken2 Posts: 532Member
    : I have an application where the user can use the entry form for viewing archived data. I would like to be able to lock the controls without graying them out by disabling them. Is there any way to do this? Do I need to make a new control copied from the combo box with new methods? If so can you provide sample code to accomplish this?
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    : Thanks, Art
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    There is a 'locked' property that can be set at design time.

  • apenticoffapenticoff Posts: 63Member
    : : I have an application where the user can use the entry form for viewing archived data. I would like to be able to lock the controls without graying them out by disabling them. Is there any way to do this? Do I need to make a new control copied from the combo box with new methods? If so can you provide sample code to accomplish this?
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    : There is a 'locked' property that can be set at design time.
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    The "Locked" property pertains to Moving or resizing a control. It does not change its input capability. I have found a solution. I have a method that is tied to the "Enter" event on every control that on Enter moves the focus to a "close form" button. This has the effect of locking the entire screen but is a little messy. If someone has a better way, I'd like to hear it. Thanks, Art
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