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Making my window focused and ontop

Im having an odd problem here.  My program subclasses another program so that I can add menu items to it, and interact with my program through the 3rd party programs menu.

The problem I am having is, when I click the menu item on the 3rd party program that shows my program's form, my form does not always become the active form (not focused, and not ontop).

I have tried, setforegroundwindow, setfocus, bringwindowtotop, setwindowpos, changing the zorder to 0, and a few other things, but I simply can't get it to consistantly be focused and ontop.  Im not sure if I am calling it at the wrong time, or what I am doing wrong.

Thanks in advance!



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TAF2000Author Commented:
Also.. I don't want the window to be always on top.  I have tried making it topmost (HWND_TOPMOST), and then making it not topmost, and that does make it ontop, but it still wasn't the focused window.
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MattiCommented:
Hi!

Have you tried whit a timer inside that form:

Private Sub Form_Load()
Timer1.Interval = 400
End Sub

Private Sub Timer1_Timer()
Form1.SetFocus
DoEvents
End Sub

You need to stop the timer after user has selected  someting from your form and start again where that call comes from the menu. Timer1.Enabled= False/True

Using API to bring it always on top is probable the best way to do it.

Matti
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TAF2000Author Commented:
nope.. that didn't do the trick either..  yet it works sometimes.. not always..
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TAF2000Author Commented:
Anyone else have any ideas what would cause those commands to not be affective?  They will bring the form above other forms in my program, but not above the window I need it to be above.  No, the window is not always ontop.

Thanks,
TAF
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