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Tip of the Month (June 2004)

Closing a Form with a Hidden Menu Bar

If you hide or customize the menu bar on your form and forget to put a RECORD | CLOSE command button on your form, you will have difficulty closing the application. As it turns out, Visual CE, has a "back door" which allow you to close the application. Just bring up the soft keyboard and enter a Ctl-Q.

This "back door" is common to many Windows CE applications. For example, you can use Ctl-Q to close Pocket Excel, Pocket Word, and the File Explorer.