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VB.Net - Excel Spreadsheet and MessageBox

Posted on 2013-06-07
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I have a little application here that ouputs an Excel spreadsheet.  I have added functionality to email and save automatically.  However, I need to be able to review the figures in the spreadsheet before emailing.  So, I put a messageBox in to temprarily stop processing to remind the User to review the figures.  

Only issue I have is when the messageBox pops-up it is behind the spreadsheet.  How can I make it be in front?

Here is my code for the MessageBox:

Dim Result As DialogResult = MessageBox.Show("Review the figures on the spreadsheet. Click Yes to save/auto-email or No to re-run.", "Check Values", MessageBoxButtons.YesNo)

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jimbo99999
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You could create a form that looks like a message box, change its .topmost property to true. That way you could also customize your buttons to say "Email" rather than having a yes/no dialog. Just some food for thought..
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Yes, like what jay813 said, you can do that. Otherwise you have to write your own class message box so that you have topmost property to use.

There's also one way to try, make sure your application is on focus before calling the messagebox. Messagebox is not the topmost only when your application has actually lost focus. (Maybe the Excel application is focus during that time).

Actually if you were to ask me, I found the flow a bit weird. You should try to consider other flow, for example, inform the user before Excel even started, just a recommendation...
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by:Jimbo99999
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Thanks for the feedback, I will try it.  

Previous flow was to generate the report.  I had to look at the figures on the report and if all the checks matched then we were good.  If they did not match I had to figure out in db why then repair and re-run report. Once report is good then it is emailed in Outlook.

Now we want to auto email it through the program in event we forget to manually do it in Outlook.  So I was using the messageBox to temporarily stop code execution to review the figures.  If figures match I hit continue on the messageBox and the program sends email.
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