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Exclusive Mode (Updated)

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Submitted on: 1/1/2015 12:42:00 PM
By: Jan Nawara (from psc cd)  
Level: Beginner
User Rating: By 2 Users
Compatibility: VB 4.0 (32-bit), VB 5.0, VB 6.0
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     This function allows the application to enter and exit exclusive mode. In this mode any message boxes or prompts from Windows and other applications will not show up infront of the program. This is useful when you don't want anything to come up infront of your application window.
 

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'Windows API/Global Declarations for :Exclusive Mode (Updated)
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Declare Function SystemParametersInfo Lib "user32" Alias "SystemParametersInfoA" (ByVal uAction As Long, ByVal uParam As Long, ByVal lpvParam As Any, ByVal fuWinIni As Long) As Long
		
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' Name: Exclusive Mode (Updated)
' Description:This function allows the application to enter and exit exclusive mode. In this mode any message boxes or prompts from Windows and other applications will not show up infront of the program. This is useful when you don't want anything to come up infront of your application window.
' By: Jan Nawara (from psc cd)
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' Inputs:Reguires a True to turn exclusive mode on and False to turn it off.
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' Assumes:Essentially this code makes Windows think that your application is a screen saver. The only type of application that Windows will not interupt with message boxes, etc.
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' Side Effects:This code may cause some problems with screen savers that do not use the normal Windows interface such as After Dark. Users should be made aware of this.
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Public Sub Exclusive_Mode(Use As Boolean)
'If True was passed makes app exclusive
'Else makes app not exclusive
Dim Scrap
Scrap = SystemParametersInfo(97, Use, "", 0)
End Sub


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