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Language: Visual Basic
Expertise: Beginner
Aug 6, 1997

Fixed Dialog Forms in VB3

A VB3 form that has a fixed double border does not show the form's icon in the upper left-hand corner if you have the control box set to True. Here's a way to have a double border (3-D dialog border) form that sports a visible icon as well as the standard close "X" in the upper right-hand corner, similar to the VB4 Fixed Dialog form. Choose the form you want and set BorderStyle to 2 - Sizable, ControlBox to True, and MaxButton and MinButton to False, and set the form's icon to your application's ICO file. Place this code in the form events:
 
(general) (declarations)
Dim MeHeight As Integer
Dim MeWidth As Integer

Sub Form_Load ()
	MeHeight = Me.Height
	MeWidth = Me.Width
End Sub

Sub Form_Resize ()
	Me.Height = MeHeight
	Me.Width = MeWidth
End Sub
When the user tries to resize the form, the sizing rectangle will be visible, but the form will snap back to its former size.
Ken Zinn
 
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