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chlade asked
Last Modified: 2008-03-10
I am using VB.NET 2005 have a regular Windows form application.  It's a simple entry screen.  I have it set up such that the user can click a button to popup a form with totals.  I would like this totals form to float over my screen (can even be off screen).  But i should be able to keep entering data on the entry form and still see the totals form "on top" of the entry form.

I am currently using the TOPMOST property for the totals form which works great with one problem.  It makes the form topmost for ALL applications.  In other words, if I switch over to Outlook to look at email, I can still see the totals form.  I only want it topmost when looking at my form.  Is this possible?
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Hi chlade;

You will want to also add this line in form totals FormClosing event.




Works perfectly.  Thanks!

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