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Positioning a Common Dialog

Positioning a Common Dialog

If you are you unhappy with Microsoft’s comment in the help (“Note:You cannot specify where a common dialog box is displayed”),but like the idea of common dialog controls, try this.

Start a hidden dummy form instead of calling the open dialog boxdirectly from your main form:

 (frmDummy_OpenSaveAs.Hide),

Define the Left and Top properties as you wish and then startthe common dialog box from this form. On a Windows 95 system usingthe 32-bit version of Visual Basic, the open dialog box appearsexactly over the left/top coordinates of the form that calledthe dialog box. This also works if the calling form is hiddenand not visible to the user.

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