TopMost property in MdiParent

Posted on 2004-10-07
Last Modified: 2008-02-01

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
Question by:staines
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Expert Comment

ID: 12249557
Topmost won't work in a MDI application. To do this you have this using the API setwindowpos

Author Comment

ID: 12250905
so how to use setwindowpos in

can u give an example how to bring the it to the front?

Expert Comment

ID: 12255309
Use the 'Activate' property, or 'Focus' property.
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Author Comment

ID: 12255430
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.

Expert Comment

ID: 12255820
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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Expert Comment

ID: 12256711
why dont you make it a dialog on MDI form ?
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Accepted Solution

RonaldBiemans earned 250 total points
ID: 12256935
Hi staines,

here is a example of the setwindowpos

there is a link on this page with an exxample


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