Microsoft KB Archive/106256
The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Word for Windows, versions 6.0, 6.0a, 6.0c
- Microsoft Word for Windows, version 7.0
In Word for Windows, the Close command on the Control menu is unavailable (dimmed) in user-defined dialog boxes that do not contain a Cancel button.
The Close command on the Control menu of a dialog box and the Cancel button in a dialog box serve the same purpose, namely to close the dialog box without making any changes. When a user-defined dialog box does not contain a Cancel button, Word assumes that you should not be able to close the dialog box without making some change.
Even though Close is grey on the application control menu you are able to use ALT+F4 to close the dialog box. The below code effectively disables ALT+F4
ALT+F4 will return a 0 value as though Cancel was pressed.
Sub MAIN Begin Dialog UserDialog 320, 54, "Microsoft Word" TextBox 10, 22, 160, 18, .TextBox1 PushButton 190, 18, 108, 21, "Click here", .Push1 Text 10, 6, 44, 13, "Name", .Text1 End Dialog Dim dlg As UserDialog again: Choice = Dialog(dlg) If Choice = 0 Then Goto again Else Name$ = dlg.textbox1 MsgBox "hello " + Name$ End If End Sub
The following WordBasic macro is an example of a user-defined dialog box in which the Close command on the Control menu is unavailable:
Sub MAIN Begin Dialog UserDialog 200, 80, "Microsoft Word" OKButton 50, 25, 88, 21 '0 End Dialog Dim dlg As UserDialog Dialog dlg End Sub
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Last Reviewed: November 4, 2000