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Language: VB4/32,VB5,VB6
Expertise: Intermediate
Aug 7, 2000

AlwaysOnTheTop - Move a form on top of all other windows

Private Declare Function SetWindowPos Lib "user32" (ByVal hWnd As Long, _
    ByVal hWndInsertAfter As Long, ByVal X As Long, ByVal Y As Long, _
    ByVal cx As Long, ByVal cy As Long, ByVal wFlags As Long) As Long

Const SWP_NOSIZE = &H1
Const SWP_NOMOVE = &H2
Const SWP_SHOWWINDOW = &H40
Const HWND_NOTOPMOST = -2
Const HWND_TOPMOST = -1

' Set a form always on the top.
'
' the form can be specified as a Form or object
' or through its hWnd property
' If OnTop=False the always on the top mode is de-activated.

Sub SetAlwaysOnTopMode(hWndOrForm As Variant, Optional ByVal OnTop As Boolean = _
    True)
    Dim hWnd As Long
    ' get the hWnd of the form to be move on top
    If VarType(hWndOrForm) = vbLong Then
        hWnd = hWndOrForm
    Else
        hWnd = hWndOrForm.hWnd
    End If
    SetWindowPos hWnd, IIf(OnTop, HWND_TOPMOST, HWND_NOTOPMOST), 0, 0, 0, 0, _
        SWP_NOMOVE Or SWP_NOSIZE Or SWP_SHOWWINDOW
End Sub
Alberto Falossi
 
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