Posted on 2004-04-16
Last Modified: 2011-09-20
hey every1...

i need to keep a window always on top. it does not need to have the focus (recive keyboard and mouse input), but must be ontop.

if anyone knows how to do this (using win32 c++ code) then pls let me know.

thanks in advance,

Question by:crip_walk_g
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Author Comment

ID: 10847776
i could not find any suitable code in that article.

the introduction was certainly about that topic, but when it got down to the actual source code it seemed to be about everything except keeping a window always on top...
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AlexFM earned 390 total points
ID: 10847887
Use WS_EX_TOPMOST style. Window should be created with CreateWindowEx function, dwExStyle parameter should contain WS_EX_TOPMOST style.
To change extended style of existing window use SetWindowLong with GWL_EXSTYLE parameter.

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Use bring windowtoTop Win32 API

The BringWindowToTop function brings the specified window to the top of the Z order. If the window is a top-level window, it is activated. If the window is a child window, the top-level parent window associated with the child window is activated.

'This program needs two forms, two buttons and a module
'KPD-Team 1998
'in form1
Private Declare Function BringWindowToTop Lib "user32" (ByVal hwnd As Long) As Long
Private Sub Command1_Click()
    'Set Form2 on top
    BringWindowToTop Form2.hwnd
End Sub
Private Sub Form_Load()
    Form2.Visible = True
End Sub
'in form2
Private Sub Command1_Click()
    'Set Form1 on top
    BringWindowToTop Form1.hwnd
End Sub

Author Comment

ID: 10848354

this function brings a window to the top, but does not keep it there.


sweet... extremely simple, while completly effective

thanks y'all

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