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Setting Focus On A VB App

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I have a VB app that goes thru and make certain checks.  This can sometimes take about 3-4 minutes.  When the checks are completed, a Message Box pops up giving the results of the check.

What I need is, if while the checking process is going on, someone, lets say opens Microsoft Word to do some work in it.  

When the checking process is complete, I need to the VB app to become Visible again and setfocus on it.
I need for it to take over the screen again right before the Message Box pops up.

The name of my app is Search.exe

Thanks
WonHop
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by:rkot2000
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before showing msgbox :
appactivate currentform.name like :

AppActivate Me.Name
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by:Richie_Simonetti
ID: 6988982
optionally,
Private Declare Function ShowWindow Lib "user32" Alias "ShowWindow" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal nCmdShow As Long) As Long
Private Const SW_RESTORE = 9


'usage
showwindow me.hwnd, SW_RESTORE
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ameba earned 100 total points
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   Beep
    Me.SetFocus
    MsgBox "Done!"
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by:WonHop
ID: 6991371
Hello Guys.  Thanks for the reply.  Sorry I am just now getting back to you, but I did not receive and still have not received any emails saying anyone replied and I left early Friday.  I guess I should have checked anyway like I did today.

I will check these out and see how they work.

Thanks
WonHop
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by:WonHop
ID: 6994342
Hello guys.  For the app I was running, ameba's comment was the one that worked.

Thanks to you all
WonHop

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by:ameba
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Thanks!
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