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TopMost property in MdiParent

Posted on 2004-10-07
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Hi,

I want to set one of the form in my parent form (container) to be topmost within all other forms inside the container, is it not possible?

I have been trying to set "Topmost = true" on a form inside its parent(container).
But it desn't stay on top. The other forms in the container can still overlaps it.

Please help.
many thanks
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Question by:staines
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by:RonaldBiemans
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Topmost won't work in a MDI application. To do this you have this using the API setwindowpos
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by:staines
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so how to use setwindowpos in vb.net?

can u give an example how to bring the it to the front?
thanks
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by:J_Mak
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Use the 'Activate' property, or 'Focus' property.
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by:staines
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yes, it can bring it front, but i want to keep it at the topmost.

what happens is it can go to the background if i click the other forms.
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Why don't just create a form which will not be a child of the Mdi form. You could use threads for example to open another form, independent of the MDI structure.
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by:armoghan
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why dont you make it a dialog on MDI form ?
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Hi staines,

here is a example of the setwindowpos

http://www.mentalis.org/apilist/SetWindowPos.shtml

there is a link on this page with an exxample

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