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How do you force a form to stay on top?

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How do you force a form to stay on top of all forms in the same program, or on top of every other program. Are both possible?

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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
Public Sub StayOnTop(frmForm As Form, fOnTop As Boolean)
 
  Const HWND_TOPMOST = -1
  Const HWND_NOTOPMOST = -2
 
  Dim lState As Long
  Dim iLeft As Integer, iTop As Integer, iWidth As Integer, iHeight As Integer
   
  With frmForm
    iLeft = .Left / Screen.TwipsPerPixelX
    iTop = .Top / Screen.TwipsPerPixelY
    iWidth = .Width / Screen.TwipsPerPixelX
    iHeight = .Height / Screen.TwipsPerPixelY
  End With
 
  If fOnTop Then
    lState = HWND_TOPMOST
  Else
    lState = HWND_NOTOPMOST
  End If
  Call SetWindowPos(frmForm.hwnd, lState, iLeft, iTop, iWidth, iHeight, 0)
End Sub
Private Sub Command1_Click()
    StayOnTop Me, True
End Sub
Private Sub Command2_Click()
    StayOnTop Me, False
End Sub
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thanks a lot, I was in a rush and that was just what I needed!
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ya, it's ok!
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