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Microsoft KB Archive/105413

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Cannot Generate Static Custom Dialog Boxes

Article ID: 105413

Article Last Modified on 8/15/2005


  • Microsoft Excel 5.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Excel 5.0c
  • Microsoft Excel 95 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Excel 5.0 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Excel 5.0a for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Excel 5.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Excel 98 for Macintosh

This article was previously published under Q105413


In the versions of Microsoft Excel listed at the beginning of this article, it is not possible to generate a static, or unmovable, custom dialog box.


By design of the custom dialog box system in Microsoft Excel versions 5.0 and 7.0, it is not possible to generate a static dialog box. Therefore, you cannot prevent a user from moving a dialog box by dragging the box's title bar.

Additionally, you can use the DialogFrame.Left and DialogFrame.Top properties to change the position within a dialog sheet of a dialog frame. However, changing these properties does not affect the on-screen position of a custom dialog box when you show it by using the DialogSheets("Dialog1").Show method.

Additional query words: 5.00c immobile nonmoveable XL

Keywords: KB105413