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# Arranging Minimized Child Forms

Posted on 2003-03-17
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How can I arrange my child forms on a MDIForm so that they are stacked vertically on each other?  I've tried the arrange method but that doesn't seem to be the answer.
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Question by:kevinful
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supunr earned 400 total points
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This might not be what you wanted.  I was not able to stack on top of each other, but I could have them stacking from the top using the code below.

Private Declare Function MoveWindow Lib "user32" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal x As Long, ByVal y As Long, ByVal nWidth As Long, ByVal nHeight As Long, ByVal bRepaint As Long) As Long

Private Sub StackWindows()
Dim f As Form
Dim topY As Long

'close all opened windows
topY = 0
For Each f In Forms
If (f.Name <> "PLForm") Then
If f.WindowState = vbMinimized Then
MoveWindow f.hwnd, 0, topY, f.Width, f.Height, True
topY = topY - 25
End If
End If
Next
End Sub

Hope this is useful.

Good Luck!
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ID: 8155987
Try this:

Private Sub ArrangeVert(ByRef mdi As MDIForm)
On Error Resume Next
Dim i, x, y As Integer
i = mdi.Height / Forms.Count
y = 0

Debug.Print mdi.Top
For x = 0 To Forms.Count - 1
If Not Forms(x).MDIChild Then
Else
Forms(x).Top = y
y = y + i
Forms(x).Left = 0
Forms(x).Height = i
Forms(x).Width = mdi.ScaleWidth
End If
Next
End Sub
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ID: 8156064
replace "PLForm" with the name of the MDI parent name.
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Thanks all!
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