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Set Focus to Modeless VBA Userform

Posted on 2007-11-24
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Hi.  Could you please tell me how to set the focus to a modeless VBA userform?  Individual controls have a function named SetFocus(), but userforms do not have this function.
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zorvek (Kevin Jones) earned 2000 total points
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You are going to need some extra code to do this. Replace "UserForm1" in the code below with the name of your user form.

Private Declare Function FindWindow Lib "user32" Alias "FindWindowA" ( _
      ByVal lpClassName As String, _
      ByVal lpWindowName As String _
   ) As Long

Private Declare Function SetForegroundWindow Lib "user32" ( _
      ByVal hwnd As Long _
   ) As Long

Public Sub ActivateUserForm()

   SetForegroundWindow DialogHWnd(UserForm1)

End Sub

Public Function DialogHWnd( _
      ByRef WindowObject As Object _
   ) As Long

' Return the hWnd value for the window.

  If TypeName(WindowObject) = "DialogSheet" Then
      Select Case (CDbl(Application.Version))
         Case 7 ' Excel 95
            DialogHWnd = GetWindowFromTitle(WindowObject.DialogFrame.Caption, "bosa_sdm_XL")
         Case 8 ' Excel 97
            DialogHWnd = GetWindowFromTitle(WindowObject.DialogFrame.Caption, "bosa_sdm_XL8")
         Case 9 ' Excel 2000
            DialogHWnd = GetWindowFromTitle(WindowObject.DialogFrame.Caption, "bosa_sdm_XL9")
         Case Else
            Exit Function
     End Select
   Else
      Select Case (CDbl(Application.Version))
         Case 8 ' Excel 97
            DialogHWnd = GetWindowFromTitle(WindowObject.Caption, "ThunderXFrame")
         Case Is >= 9 ' Excel 2000 or later
            DialogHWnd = GetWindowFromTitle(WindowObject.Caption, "ThunderDFrame")
         Case Else
            Exit Function
       End Select
  End If
 
End Function

Public Function GetWindowFromTitle( _
      ByVal WindowTitle As String, _
      Optional ByVal ClassName As String _
   ) As Long
   
' Find the window handle of the window with the class and name provided.

   Dim hwnd As Long
   
   If Len(ClassName) = 0 Then
      hwnd = FindWindow(vbNullString, WindowTitle)
   Else
      hwnd = FindWindow(ClassName, WindowTitle)
   End If
   
   GetWindowFromTitle = hwnd

End Function

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by:zorvek (Kevin Jones)
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The above assumes you are working in Excel. Is that true?

Kevin
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Thanks, Kevin!
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