VB.NET command to force window to top

Hi Everyone -

I am developing an instant messaging program for my office that is an upgrade of a similar application written in vb3.  One of the improvements I wish to make over the previous app is that when a user receives a new IM I want to force the window to the top of all currently visible windows so that the user will know right away that they are being sent a message... Does anyone know a event/command/way to make the window pop up over existing windows?  Any/all help on this is appreciated!

thanks in advance,
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form.TopMost = True
Bob LearnedCommented:

Kevin_SAuthor Commented:
thanks for the feedback - do these commands work as well in VB 6 or are these specific to VB.NET only?
Bob LearnedCommented:
In VB6, the TopMost doesn't have an equivalent, but the BringToFront equivalent would be ZOrder.


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Kevin_SAuthor Commented:
thanks for the help - I split the points between both as both supplied answered worked...

thanks again,
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