Ask the MultiValued Visual Basic Expert - #11A

(as published in Spectrum magazine Sep/Oct 1998)

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Disabling the 'X' Close Button

Dear Andrew:

I had the pleasure of attending your Visual Basic Class for Pick Programmers recently and have begun developing in VB5. I have a question that I hope you can answer: How can I disable ONLY the ‘X’ (Close) [on a Visual Basic form]? I’d like to keep the Minimize and Maximize buttons but drop the ‘X’. I can’t seem to achieve this at either design time or run time. - Alex Vlassis

Glad you enjoyed the class, Alex. You have a good question with a non-obvious but simple answer. In the properties window for the form, set the ControlBox property to False and ensure that the Maxbutton and Minbutton properties are True. The control menu at the top left of the window will not appear and the ‘X’ close button will be disabled, but you will still have your minimize and maximize buttons.

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Added: August 21, 1998.

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