vba excel Modeless Balloon

Posted on 2007-04-03
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Hi guys,

I have a balloon that I am trying to make modeless so my users can interact with the spreadsheet without dismissing the balloon, but when I set the type to modeless, the balloon disappears as soon as I call the procedure.


Question by:bfreescott
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ID: 18845121
You can set your form always on top

Const SWP_NOMOVE = &H2
Const SWP_NOSIZE = &H1
Declare Function SetWindowPos Lib "user32" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal hWndInsertAfter As Long, ByVal X As Long, ByVal Y As Long, ByVal cx As Long, ByVal cy As Long, ByVal wFlags As Long) As Long

SetWindowPos Me.hwnd, -1, 0, 0, 0, 0, SWP_NOACTIVATE Or SWP_NOMOVE Or SWP_NOSIZE

Author Comment

ID: 18845276
is there no way to do this in vba without using the API??
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by:Rory Archibald
ID: 18849559
Do you have a callback procedure set?

Author Comment

ID: 18853622
no, i was looking at that though.  do you think that's what i need here??
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Rory Archibald earned 500 total points
ID: 18853924
Yes - as far as I know you cannot have a modeless balloon without a callback procedure. Note also that the callback must take three arguments, a Balloon and two Longs.

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