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Centering a dialog box

Posted on 2003-12-08
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I wanted to write a general routine that centers a dialog box.  I had the following routine, but when I ran the code through a code analyzer, it reported that the prototype was incorrect.  Is it and if so, please explain what's wrong.

Thanks.

Public Sub CenterDlgBox(ByVal v_frm As Form)
       On Error Resume Next

        v_frm.Top = (Screen.Height - v_frm.Height) / 2
        v_frm.Left = (Screen.Width - v_frm.Width) / 2
end sub
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Question by:halfondj
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Hi,
  Check if you are passsing v_frm as Form object and not a string
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by:halfondj
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To: ajexpert -- Please explain your answer.

Thanks.
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How do you call centerdlgbox and where do you call from?

Do you call like

CenterDlgBox Me
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If you use VB6, on your form_load event

set startupposition to 2 on design time will do the trick
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by:ajexpert
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Hi,
dim v_Form as Form

set v_Form as MyForm

MyForm is the form name you have declared and call it as
Call CenterDlgBox(v_Form)

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by:halfondj
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To EDDYKT:  Thanks!  That's great and simple.  Why isn't that property more popular to use?  I've seen quite a bit of documentation re: the code snippet in my question.
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BTW -- I was calling the routine like 'CenterDlgBox Me' where Me was the form (dialog box).
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