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# X Y Position in VB

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We have a form and want the form to be display in specific x y based on the original calling form.
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Question by:rayluvs
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ID: 37803778
Sorry about.  It is in VBA.  We have a form created in VBA and want to display the form in top of a specific Text Box.  We were wondering if some sort of X/Y positioning where we can find the X/Y values of the master form then calculate it to the Text Box.
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ID: 37803854
Here is a sample .
1.zip
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Author Comment

ID: 37803899
Let me provide an example, visually of what we are trying to accomplish.

The image provided is a 2 part image.  The first part display both Forms seperated but how we want it to be.  The second part display the Form2 where we want, under the Text Box.

The problem facing is if the user moves the window, we can't seem to coordinate the new x/y values.

Please keep in mind the this isn in VBA, no VB

Can this be possible?

Thanx !!

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ID: 37803937
The following sample calculates the new x/y values, if the user moves the window.
2.zip
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vb_elmar earned 500 total points
ID: 37803968
In the following sample
Form2 is automatically placed under the text field
by a 300ms timer.
3.zip
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ID: 37803985
Worked excellently !

Can you give us a bit of explanation of how does it work so we can understand it:

``````Private Sub Command1_Click()
Form2.Show

TextboxHeight = Form1.Text1.Height
Form1BlueCaptionFieldHeight = 20 * 15

Form2.Top = Form1.Top + Form1BlueCaptionFieldHeight + Form1.Text1.Top + TextboxHeight
Form2.Left = Form1.Left + Form1.Text1.Left

End Sub
``````
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ID: 37804064
We just stared to work with your recommendation, but noticed that thers really 3 forms: Form1 is the background form, Form2 would be the Customer form and Form3 would be the combo box.

With this in mind, what changes should we make to your calculations?
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ID: 37804074
Form2.Show                                                    'makes the window visible
SetWindowPos Form2.hwnd, -1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 3 'shows Form2 permanently in foreground

TextboxHeight = Form1.Text1.Height
Form1BlueCaptionFieldHeight = 20 * 15 ' 15 Twips per pixel

Form2.Top = Form1.Top + Form1BlueCaptionFieldHeight + Form1.Text1.Top + TextboxHeight
Form2.Left = Form1.Left + Form1.Text1.Left
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ID: 37804345
Thank you.

What about our doubt in ID: 37804064, when in 3 forms (see pic).  The thing is when started working with the solution, the reality is that its 3 forms.  As shown in the pic, its the same issue but with the background as form1, form2 as the Customer form and the last form3 as the form that we want to make it keep location as in the first example.

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ID: 37804347
Note form2, at the moment and will cannot be move out of form1; always moving within form1.
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ID: 37804920
I converted Form1 to a MDIform and I set the "MDIchild"
property  of Form2 to "True". So Form2 cannot be moved out of Form1.

The sample now has 3 Forms:
1) MDIForm (Form1)
2) Form2
3) Form3
6.zip
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ID: 37817266
Thanx
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