' Invisible Button Technique Demo
' this project shows how to put the initial focus on an "invisible"
' button (one with a width of zero). It will appear that no control
' has the focus initially. this is especially useful when the control
' that logically should have the lowest TabIndex is a RadioButton.
' Once the invisible button loses the focus, we want to remove it from
' the tab cycle (otherwise a user might get confused).
' Written 2/2010 by Wayne Pollock, Tampa Florida USA
Public Class InvisibleBtnForm
Private Sub InvisibleBtn_LostFocus(ByVal sender As Object, _
ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles InvisibleBtn.LostFocus
' Make sure this button never gets the focus again:
InvisibleBtn.TabStop = False
Private Sub ExitBtn_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles ExitBtn.Click
Private Sub InvisibleBtnForm_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
' When the form is loaded (made visible) the RTF styled text is
' loaded from the named Resource, which was created using WordPad
' and added to the project's resources vial the Project's Properties page
' (added an existing file "InvisBtnText.rtf"):
RichTextBox1.Rtf = My.Resources.InvisBtnText