Solved

Show window without focus vb.net

Posted on 2007-04-02
6
1,545 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Hello all,

I've a notification window like messenger and I need to show it without losing the focus of the current application. How can I do that in vb.net?
What I'm using to show the window is the ShowWindow api.

Thanks in advance for your assistance.
0
Comment
Question by:nuberun
  • 2
6 Comments
 

Author Comment

by:nuberun
ID: 18836243
0
 
LVL 85

Expert Comment

by:Mike Tomlinson
ID: 18836560
You can do it WITHOUT BringWindowToFront() by using the SW_SHOWNA flag.

Assuming Form7 was the form you wanted to show without losing focus then you would use code like this:

    Private Declare Function ShowWindow Lib "user32" (ByVal handle As IntPtr, ByVal nCmdShow As Integer) As Integer

    Private Const SW_SHOWNA = 8

    Private Sub Button2_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button2.Click
        Dim f As New Form7
        ShowWindow(f.Handle, SW_SHOWNA)
    End Sub
0
 
LVL 85

Accepted Solution

by:
Mike Tomlinson earned 500 total points
ID: 18836571
See:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/winui/winui/WindowsUserInterface/Windowing/Windows/WindowReference/WindowFunctions/ShowWindow.asp

    "SW_SHOWNA = Displays the window in its current size and position. This value is similar to SW_SHOW, except the window is not activated."
0

Featured Post

3 Use Cases for Connected Systems

Our Dev teams are like yours. They’re continually cranking out code for new features/bugs fixes, testing, deploying, testing some more, responding to production monitoring events and more. It’s complex. So, we thought you’d like to see what’s working for us.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Today I had a very interesting conundrum that had to get solved quickly. Needless to say, it wasn't resolved quickly because when we needed it we were very rushed, but as soon as the conference call was over and I took a step back I saw the correct …
Have you ever wanted to restrict the users input in a textbox to numbers, and while doing that make sure that they can't 'cheat' by pasting in non-numeric text? Of course you can do that with code you write yourself but it's tedious and error-prone …
Get people started with the process of using Access VBA to control Excel using automation, Microsoft Access can control other applications. An example is the ability to programmatically talk to Excel. Using automation, an Access application can laun…
This lesson covers basic error handling code in Microsoft Excel using VBA. This is the first lesson in a 3-part series that uses code to loop through an Excel spreadsheet in VBA and then fix errors, taking advantage of error handling code. This l…

867 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

25 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now