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the app i'm developing runs as an overlay (prints some text on the screen)

now when the user presses ctrl + alt + o they can edit the options.
whenever this options screen closes, focus should not be set to the text displayed on screen, but to the app that had focus before the options screen was opened.

how can i reach this goal?

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Private Declare Sub SwitchToThisWindow Lib "user32" ( _
    ByVal hwnd As Long, _
    ByVal fAltTab As Boolean)

Private Sub Command1_Click()
    SwitchToThisWindow Me.hwnd, False
End Sub
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that's one piece (the switching)

but how can i know what app had focus before mine?

example:

i am doing somthing in word,
than i decide i want to change somthing and i open the options screen.
i close it, and word doesnt get focus
however when i just close my app, word is getting focus
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thanks for your help this far,

i'm going to reward you points for trying to help me
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