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    How to remove close button?

    I'm trying to remove the close button from the top right of my dialog with no luck. I want to keep the icon on the top right of the window and I don't want to just disable the close button, I need to remove it. Is there any way of doing this? I can't find a solution anywhere.

    Thanks.
    Dan.


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    Re: How to remove close button?

    That should read "icon on the top left of the window"

    Dan.



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    Re: How to remove close button?

    Uncheck the System Menu box under the Style tab of the properties of your dialog box.


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    Re: How to remove close button?

    That doesn't work. It removes the icon from the top left. I need to keep the icon.

    Dan.


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    Re: How to remove close button?

    Hi,

    Use this code.
    CMenu *pMenu = GetSystemMenu(FALSE);

    // To disable the close icon and the system close menu
    pMenu->DeleteMenu(SC_CLOSE,MF_BYCOMMAND);

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    Re: How to remove close button?

    That doesn't work either. It only disables the button. I need to remove it.

    Dan.


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    Re: How to remove close button?

    ModifyStyle( WS_SYSMENU, 0, 0 );


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    Re: How to remove close button?

    In Resource editor, open Dialog property dialog,
    in "Styles" tab, uncheck out "System Menu".


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    The key point is keeping the icon on.

    It seems there is no solution to remove "X" (close button) while keeping the icon.....

    None of the above solution work.


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    Well there may be an easier way, but I am not aware of it.
    Follow VGirish's suggestion and then handle the WM_NCPAINT
    message and paint the caption yourself including the sysmenu
    icon, but don't paint the close button.
    Wakeup in the morning and kick the day in the teeth!! Or something like that.

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    There's no magic solution that will keep the system menu but remove the X button; you'll have to do what souldog suggests and owner-draw the title bar. Its not too difficult, really; just a nuisance.
    But... but... I'll set the building on fire.

    How many keys do YOU press?

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    Wink

    wndclass.style = CS_HREDRAW | CS_VREDRAW ;//| CS_NOCLOSE
    wndclass.lpfnWndProc = WndProc;
    wndclass.cbClsExtra = 0 ;
    wndclass.cbWndExtra = 0 ;
    wndclass.hInstance = hInstance ;
    wndclass.hIcon = LoadIcon (NULL, IDI_APPLICATION) ;
    wndclass.hCursor = LoadCursor (NULL, IDC_ARROW) ;
    wndclass.hbrBackground = (HBRUSH) GetStockObject (WHITE_BRUSH) ;
    wndclass.lpszMenuName = NULL ;
    wndclass.lpszClassName = szAppName ;

    if (!RegisterClass (&wndclass))

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    Originally posted by souldog
    Well there may be an easier way
    You are right. Unfortunately, there is no easier way and VGirish (Hi VGirish) solution is the only one that will achieve desired results.
    I wish one day responders would test answers before posting
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    Re: How to remove close button?

    Why dont you set the form style so that both the icon and close button are not visible, then BitBlt the icon and caption text onto the caption of the form. This is possible in VB so it MUST be possible in C++

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