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Making a form appear as if it is disabled

Making a form appear as if it is disabled

By changing the WS_CHILD style bit of a window, you can make it appear as if it is disabled, even if the form is fully active and functional. These are the statements you need:

Private Declare Function SetWindowLong Lib "user32" Alias "SetWindowLongA" _    (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal nIndex As Long, ByVal dwNewLong As Long) As LongPrivate Declare Function GetWindowLong Lib "user32" Alias "GetWindowLongA" _    (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal nIndex As Long) As LongPrivate Const GWL_STYLE = (-16)Private Const WS_CHILD = &H40000000Private Sub Command1_Click()    ' set the WS_CHILD bit    SetWindowLong Me.hwnd, GWL_STYLE, GetWindowLong(Me.hwnd, _        GWL_STYLE) Or WS_CHILDEnd Sub

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