Solved

Form on top... vb6

Posted on 2004-09-11
4
1,910 Views
Last Modified: 2011-10-03
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).

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:Mike Eghtebas
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 19

Accepted Solution

by:
Shauli earned 500 total points
ID: 12036108
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.

S
0
 
LVL 33

Author Comment

by:Mike Eghtebas
ID: 12036377
There is no doubt it works.  When Shauli writes, evrybody trusts...
0
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:Shauli
ID: 12036516
Thanks, Mike, Don't trust too much though :)

S
0
 
LVL 33

Author Comment

by:Mike Eghtebas
ID: 12036670
Well, what did I tell you.  It was perfect.

Thanks,

Mike
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Introduction While answering a recent question about filtering a custom class collection, I realized that this could be accomplished with very little code by using the ScriptControl (SC) library.  This article will introduce you to the SC library a…
Enums (shorthand for ‘enumerations’) are not often used by programmers but they can be quite valuable when they are.  What are they? An Enum is just a type of variable like a string or an Integer, but in this case one that you create that contains…
Get people started with the utilization of class modules. Class modules can be a powerful tool in Microsoft Access. They allow you to create self-contained objects that encapsulate functionality. They can easily hide the complexity of a process from…
Show developers how to use a criteria form to limit the data that appears on an Access report. It is a common requirement that users can specify the criteria for a report at runtime. The easiest way to accomplish this is using a criteria form that a…

863 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

27 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now