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Hi All,

My application has a main interface developed by VB6.0. Is it possible to pop up a non-modal dialog under certian conditions? And this non-modal dialog will disappear automatically after 1 minute.

Please advise. Thanks.
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Question by:cplau
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by:GrahamSkan
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Just use a Form, and use a timer to hide it.
Option Explicit
 
Private Sub Command1_Click()
Form2.Show vbModeless
Me.Timer1.Interval = 2000
Me.Timer1.Enabled = True
 
End Sub
 
Private Sub Timer1_Timer()
Form2.Hide
Timer1.Enabled = False
 
End Sub

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by:jmundsack
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And -- if you want to force the non-modal dialog to stay "on-top" of your main program window, do what GrahamSkan said but add the name of the main program window to the Show command:

Form2.Show vbModeless, Form1

If the above line of code is being executed from within Form1, you could also use:

Form2.Show vbModeless, Me

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by:cplau
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Hi All,

How can I ensure that this non-modal dialog will be shown on top of all windows?
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jmundsack earned 500 total points
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This is exactly what you need:

How To Create a Form That Always Stays on Top
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q184297/
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