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I have a form with close button only.  Is it possible to have it on top always but with minimized button to allow the user either to close or minimized if they need it out of the way.

Btw, I would install a code on resize event to prevent user to resize form boreder.  Somthing like:

Me.Top=vTop
Me.Left=vLeft
Me.Width=vWidth
Me.Height=vHeight

vTop, vLeft, vWidth, and vHeight are global variables set in form load.  Or, add a button labled 'Minimize' and don't worry about resize.

Question:  What do I need to make it popup (not modal, I want user to be able to click on other forms and/ or application bu to have this form always on top).

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Question by:Mike Eghtebas
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1. To have the form always on top use this code:

'daclaration area
Option Explicit

Const HWND_TOPMOST = -1
Const HWND_NOTOPMOST = -2
Const SWP_NOSIZE = &H1
Const SWP_NOMOVE = &H2
Const SWP_NOACTIVATE = &H10
Const SWP_SHOWWINDOW = &H40
Private Declare Sub SetWindowPos Lib "User32" (ByVal hWnd As Long, ByVal hWndInsertAfter As Long, ByVal X As Long, ByVal Y As Long, ByVal cx As Long, ByVal cy As Long, ByVal wFlags As Long)

'form activate event
Private Sub Form_Activate()
    SetWindowPos Me.hWnd, HWND_TOPMOST, 0, 0, 0, 0, SWP_NOACTIVATE Or SWP_SHOWWINDOW Or SWP_NOMOVE Or SWP_NOSIZE
End Sub

2. To prevent the user from resizing the form, set its border style to 1 (Fixed Singel) and its MinButton to True. This will both prevent from resizing and alow minimizing.

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by:Mike Eghtebas
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There is no doubt it works.  When Shauli writes, evrybody trusts...
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Thanks, Mike, Don't trust too much though :)

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Well, what did I tell you.  It was perfect.

Thanks,

Mike
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