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Stop form from moving

Hi,

I am opening up an external process and 'capturing' it in my form with the code below. How would I stop the captured CMD window from being moved? Is this possible? I still need the CMD window caption to be visible so I can't remove it.

Thanks,

Dave.

proc = Process.Start("cmd.exe")
        System.Threading.Thread.Sleep(250)
        SetParent(proc.MainWindowHandle, Me.Handle)
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CodeCruiserCommented:
You can maximize the window which would mean it can not be moved.
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hjgodeCommented:
You can alter the Window styles of the external process window. For example disable the window (if no input is needed) using WS_DISABLED.
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rspahitzCommented:
>I still need the CMD window caption to be visible so I can't remove it.
Are you referring to the Title Bar?
How about disabling the form borders and add a simple label along the top (full width, maybe even with a dithered blue gradient like Windows) to make it look like the Title bar?
Or maybe put the full borders, capture an image of the heading, then revert to no-borders and place the image in a picturebox along the top?
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wildarmsdaveAuthor Commented:
Thanks all,

CodeCruiser - I have tried your suggestion. The window maximizes but is still moveable

SendMessage(proc.MainWindowHandle, WM_SYSCOMMAND, WS_MAXIMIZE, 0)

hjgode - I need the user to have input so this wouldn't work, but thanks.

rspahitz - I totally overlooked this simple option!!!! Yes it is the title bar I'm referring to.
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wildarmsdaveAuthor Commented:
Edit - apologies CodeCruiser, that should have read  SC_MAXIMIZE, 0 (which still leaves the form moveable)
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rspahitzCommented:
Here's another thought...in .NET you can make a window "modal" and the window behind it can't be moved until you respond to that window.  If you could somehow get a modal "overlay" window on top of that window, it can't be moved.  The problem would be ensuring that the overlap window allowed all events to pass through to the window behind it so you could (1) temporarily close the overlay window (2) re-direct the events (3) reload the overlay window as needed.
Probably more trouble than it's worth, but maybe there's a variation of this that could work?
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