When I run my application the Main window is shown behind the folder from where I invoked it

Posted on 2008-06-22
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Last Modified: 2010-04-23
When I double click my application in a folder, it is shown behind the actual folder where it resides. I was expecting it to be automatically placed in the foreground.

Any ideas as to what's happening and how to resolve it?

Question by:gem56
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agriesser earned 750 total points
ID: 21841159
Have you applied the "modal" flag to your applications main window?
Just in case...

You could also specify the modal option in the code, just replace your



form1.show(modal)   // or "vbmodal"

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ID: 21842996
Thanks for that aqriesser.

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ID: 21843023
For the benefit of anyone else that comes across the same problem.

After accepting the solution I again got some odd things happening and found the real problem to be related to a 'MessageBox.Show' statement that was done just prior to the Form.Show statement, that I thought was my problem.

When implementing that bit of code I copied a previously used 'MessageBox.Show' statement that had 'MessageBoxOptions.ServiceNotification' option. Having that option in my statement was causing a Desktop folder to be placed in front of the dialog shown by 'Show = Me.SystemOptionsForm.ShowDialog()' statement.

After removing the MessageBoxOptions parameter all started working OK. When I think about it now, I'm not sure why I used that option in my statements in the first place. I guess it would have been another copy/paste!!!!



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