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HI,
When we have CommonDialog on a form, is possible to set the form on witch we want it appear;;else I will use the API to set the hwd.
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by:TimCottee
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Please explain, if you have a control on a form you can reference it from any other form:

frmMain.cdlgMain.ShowOpen

For example, what would you use an API call for here?
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by:dosyl
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Like this:
Dim clOpen As CommonDialog

Set clOpen = frmMain.cdlOpen
clOpen.CancelError = True
clOpen.flags = cdlOFNHideReadOnly + cdlOFNOverwritePrompt + cdlOFNPathMustExist
clOpen.DialogTitle = "Save Bmp"
clOpen.Filter = "Bmp File|*.bmp"
clOpen.DefaultExt = "bmp"
clOpen.ShowSave

If I do like this, the CDlg don't appears on the front.It stays on the frmMain and I don't see it.
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by:TimCottee
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I still don't see the problem, just because the dialog control doesn't appear on the second form doesn't mean you cannot use it, in fact you don't normally see this control at runtime anyway!
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by:TimCottee
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I think I understand a little, do you mean that it effectively goes back to frmMain and redisplays it before displaying the showsave dialog and then doesn't return to your second form afterwards? If so then perhaps SetParent will work for you.
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by:dosyl
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That's it, I never see the control cause it behind my second form, and because CommonDialog is modal I cannot click anyway.
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by:TimCottee
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Though as you don't actually know the hWnd of the showSave window it may be a little difficult.
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by:ebosscher
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Why not just put a common dialog control on the form you want it to show up on?
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by:dosyl
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ebosscher,
Instead of what you suggest I will use the API in a module and all forms will call the CommonDialog.
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by:dosyl
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If noone give me the solution, I'll use API and delete this question.

Thanks to all.
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