This was fixed by the following in the cancel button click event: Setting Causes Validation to false is the key, however this alone is not enough.If the buttons parent has Causes Validation set to true, the validating event will still get called.Although I spent many years as a UNIX developer using C and X-Windows, I am new to MS Windows.I am working on a C# Window Forms app and I want to know how to trap the Window close event (when the user presses the 'X' button in the upper right corner of the form). The most straightforward way to do it is to override the behavior of the On Closing method on the Form.
Is there an easy way to disable all form validation when the user clicks on the "X" icon to close an application or when the user clicks on a button in the application that closes the application?
One, remove the "control Box" from the form, so the user cant close it that way. in the btn Cancel_Click event: Removehandeler Text Box1.validating, Addressof Text Box1_Validating -- Terry "Darin" wrote: I know that, but the problem is when the user clicks EXIT, the textbox.validating event is called BEFORE the cancel.click is done, so the textbox is being validated. According to the documentation: "The cancel button for a form is the button control that is clicked whenever the user presses the ESC key." Which says to me the behavior s/b the same! To Short Date String Else Msg Box("Please enter a valid date.") e.
Then in the btn Cancel_click event, either set a module level variable like m Canceling to True and then in the validating event ... It doesn't need to be validated because the user is exiting. Length Yes, closing the form causes 'validating' to take place. Close() End Sub Private Sub Text Box1_Validating(By Val sender As Object, By Val e As System. I am going to start a new thread - calling it a bug and see what happens. Down (Down Arrow) and some how (and I never figured this one out) the next control in the tab order, regardless of the Tab Stop property, got focus. Cancel = True End If End If End Sub Hi Al, Nearly 40 years for me since my first college FORTRAN IV class! Well, one of the keys you would not see in either the keypress or keydown events is the tab key, which of course will move the focus.
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I have a form w/ a textbox and Cancel button on it. When I click on the cancel button it doesn't even get to the cancel.click event until AFTER it has done the validating. As far as the original validation issue, I started a new project (VB2005) and tried your approach It works except that pressing the Esc key still causes the validation event to fire. According to the documentation: "The cancel button for a form is the button control that is clicked whenever the user presses the ESC key." Which says to me the behavior s/b the same! Validating If Not mbln Cancel Then Dim dte Date As Date Time If Date Time. Also note that the "trick" to closing the form is not keeping a seperate "canceling" flag, but to put "e.cancel=False" in the forms closing event.