In the case where you have a read-only control, standard practice is to display a caret so the user knows where the selection ends. Is it that you don't want the control to get focused when the mouse clicks on it? But then in that situation how would they copy the text if it didn't have focus?
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Posted 15 years agoby Boyd
Sr Software Developer,
Patterson Consulting, LLC
Maybe you could set a property to hide the caret when the control didn't have focus but show the caret when it does have focus.