Dialog box does not position correctly using FormStartPosition

Posted on 2006-11-09
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I cannot get my dialog box to display anywhere other than the top left corner.  I've seen posts where people claim that they have gotten this to work.  Any ideas???

RequestValidateForm frmValidate = new  RequestValidateForm();
frmValidate.requestValidateCtl1.oValidateResult = oValidateResult;
frmValidate.StartPosition = FormStartPosition.CenterParent;
DialogResult oResult =  frmValidate.ShowDialog(this);

frmValidate.StartPosition = FormStartPosition.Manual;
frmValidate.Location = new Point(SystemInformation.WorkingArea.Width / 2 - frmValidate.Size.Width / 2, SystemInformation.WorkingArea.Height - frmValidate.Size.Height);

frmValidate.StartPosition = FormStartPosition.Manual;
frmValidate.Top = 150;
frmValidate.Left = 150;
Question by:thespiceman

Accepted Solution

troywillmot earned 500 total points
ID: 17911399
That code seems to work fine for me. Is it possible there is code in your RequestValidateForm form class that is repositioning the form or preventing the location from being set (a property/method override or some code setting top/left/location etc) ?

Which version of VS/C# are you using ?

Author Comment

ID: 17916522
I checked and there were no overrides.  What I DID find was that the form was set to Maximized, i.e. WindowState=Maximized.  It is working now :)  Thanks!

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