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Private Declare Function GrayString Lib "user32" Alias "GrayStringA" (ByVal hDC As Long, ByVal hBrush As Long, ByVal lpOutputFunc As Long, ByVal lpData As String, ByVal nCount As Long, ByVal X As Long, ByVal Y As Long, ByVal nWidth As Long, ByVal nHeight As Long) As Long
Private Sub Form_Paint()
    'KPD-Team 2000
    Const mStr = "Hello ... This is a Grayed String"
    'set the form's backcolor to White
    Me.BackColor = vbWhite
    'API uses pixels
    Me.ScaleMode = vbPixels
    'Call the function
    GrayString Me.hDC, ByVal 0&, ByVal 0&, mStr, Len(mStr), 0, 0, Me.TextWidth(mStr), Me.TextHeight(mStr)
End Sub

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