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Posted on 1998-11-23
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I have two forms,andam using the peer to peer method,now if computer A writes to Computer b and computer b is running other applications,how can i have the computer b make the peer application get the focus?Meaning if there is text in the textbox how can it popup in front of lets say for example a excel app that is open in from of the peer application
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Use the following API call to make the current window topmost in the Windows Z order.

Public Const HWND_TOPMOST = -1
Public Const HWND_NOTOPMOST = -2
Public Const SWP_NOMOVE = &H2
Public Const SWP_NOSIZE = &H1
Public Const SWP_NOACTIVATE = &H10
Public Const SWP_SHOWWINDOW = &H40
Public Const FLAGS = SWP_NOMOVE Or SWP_NOSIZE
Public 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

I would probably call this from the textbox_Change event()
Call SetWindowPos(Me.hwnd, HWND_TOPMOST, 0, 0, 0, 0, FLAGS)
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