These fields were originally setup to hide when not applicable, allowing "N/A" background text fields to become visible.
I've always found this a lousy setup, particularly when dealing with a tabbed form window.
Has anybody figured out a better alternative to handle N/A ? Off the top of my head, I can think of the following, although I can't figure out how to implement any one of these (if any of these are even possible ! ) :
- a background image of "N/A" in the data field ? Showing the background information when the field is indeed N/A, and no background image otherwise ?
- EM_SETCUEBANNER ? Showing a "N/A" banner when the field is indeed N/A, and no banner otherwise ?
- dynamically changing the data type of the field to string data type to show "N/A", and leaving the data type of the field as is otherwise ?