Solved

ZOrder and MDI child forms

Posted on 2001-09-11
2
962 Views
Last Modified: 2007-11-27
Hi,

In my application I have an MDI form and 2 child forms with pictures. I'd like to have a few more forms that will effect the picture on the child forms (like colors, size etc.). I'd like to use the other form as regular- non-child forms, so that I can use MDIForm1.ActiveForm property, that will refer to ONLY one of the child forms. The problem is that even if I use ZOrder both for the parent MDI form (ZOrder 1) and the other regular forms (ZOrder 0), the MDI parent form covers the non-child forms.

How can I solve this problem? I want the non-child forms to be always on top of the MDI parent form, without being a child-form.

Thanks!
0
Comment
Question by:meravkn
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
Bahnass earned 50 total points
ID: 6475403
U may mean

frmPopup.Show vbModeless, Me ??
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:meravkn
ID: 6475418
YES! only me should be in this case MDIForm1.

Thanks!

This is for future references, from MSDN:

The Show method has another optional argument, owner, that can be used to specify a parent-child relationship for a form. You can pass the name of a form to this argument to make that form the owner of the new form.

To display a form as a child of another form

Use the Show method with both style and owner arguments.
For example:

' Display frmAbout as a modeless child of frmMain.
frmAbout.Show vbModeless, frmMain

Using the owner argument with the Show method ensures that the dialog box will be minimized when it?s parent is minimized, or unloaded should the parent form be closed.

Where in my case frmMain =  MDIForm1

Thanks!
0

Featured Post

PeopleSoft Has Never Been Easier

PeopleSoft Adoption Made Smooth & Simple!

On-The-Job Training Is made Intuitive & Easy With WalkMe's On-Screen Guidance Tool.  Claim Your Free WalkMe Account Now

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Most everyone who has done any programming in VB6 knows that you can do something in code like Debug.Print MyVar and that when the program runs from the IDE, the value of MyVar will be displayed in the Immediate Window. Less well known is Debug.Asse…
Since upgrading to Office 2013 or higher installing the Smart Indenter addin will fail. This article will explain how to install it so it will work regardless of the Office version installed.
Get people started with the process of using Access VBA to control Excel using automation, Microsoft Access can control other applications. An example is the ability to programmatically talk to Excel. Using automation, an Access application can laun…
This lesson covers basic error handling code in Microsoft Excel using VBA. This is the first lesson in a 3-part series that uses code to loop through an Excel spreadsheet in VBA and then fix errors, taking advantage of error handling code. This l…

688 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question