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  • Cancel Minimize Form to Task Bar

    In any form I would like to be able to cancel the minimize screen to task bar.

    I've checked the forum and cannot find an answer. (bad search technique?)

    1. I changed the database properties and checked the Turn Off min/max/restore/system

    2. Changed form properties:
    Window - unchecked minimized button
    Menus - view- none

    I have the cancel for the big red X working fine.

    Any guidance would be much appreciated.

    Regards

    Alan

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    Re: Cancel Minimize Form to Task Bar

    Bump...anybody!!!

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    • #3
      Re: Cancel Minimize Form to Task Bar

      Alan,
      If you have
      checked the Turn Off min/max/restore/system
      AND
      Window - unchecked minimized button
      how can someone
      minimize screen to task bar
      ?????

      Tell us how would someone do this and then maybe a solution can be given......
      Mike
      __________________________________________
      It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
      It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
      Henry David Thoreau
      __________________________________________



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      • #4
        Re: Cancel Minimize Form to Task Bar

        Mike,

        Thanks for the reply.

        With all the named options unchecked I can still minimize Alpha from a Form to the task bar.

        Placing cancel() on the CanExit event stops the user from closing Alpha, I would like to do the same type of thing for the minimize button.

        The reason I want to do this is because my system allows customers to access information from a touch screen but I do not want them to be able to minimize Alpha to get access to the desktop.

        Regards

        Alan

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        • #5
          Re: Cancel Minimize Form to Task Bar

          Alan,
          Exactly how are you able to minimize the form?? Then if it is something that should not be able to do with the correct settings unchecked/checked, it could be a bug. But without knowing how you are doing it leaves me in the dark at least! :)
          Mike
          __________________________________________
          It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
          It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
          Henry David Thoreau
          __________________________________________



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          • #6
            Re: Cancel Minimize Form to Task Bar

            Alan, I think you're going to have to remove the system menu and pretty much work with the form in dialog mode, maximized.

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            • #7
              Re: Cancel Minimize Form to Task Bar

              Mike,

              I minimize the form by selecting the - option located at the top right of the screen i.e before the reduce form size and the big Red X options.

              Tom,

              Removed the system menu and set the form to maximize but still can minimize Alpha. Will look at the dialog option.

              Alan

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              • #8
                Re: Cancel Minimize Form to Task Bar

                I am thinking that something might be broken Alan---I no longer have v10, but in v9 when I uncheck the Minimize and/or the Maximize in properties (leaving the system menu), close the form and reopen, both the Minimize and Maximize buttons are disabled.
                Mike
                __________________________________________
                It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
                It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
                Henry David Thoreau
                __________________________________________



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                • #9
                  Re: Cancel Minimize Form to Task Bar

                  Mike, I think he wants to keep the form open AND he wants to keep Alpha Five maximized. i.e. both the form window and the Alpha Five window, though this wasn't clear from his first posts...

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                  • #10
                    Re: Cancel Minimize Form to Task Bar

                    Yep--and now can see the issue I believe.....the form's Minimize button can be disabled, but when maximized, Alpha still maintains on its main menu bar a button to minimize the form......never noticed that before and it should not be there IMO.



                    Mike
                    __________________________________________
                    It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
                    It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
                    Henry David Thoreau
                    __________________________________________



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                    • #11
                      Re: Cancel Minimize Form to Task Bar

                      Mike, Tom,

                      Many thanks to you both.

                      Opening the form as a Form Dialog does the trick, now I need to follow the trail so that opening other customer access forms and their return are all opened in Form Dialog mode.

                      Alan

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