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How to position windows common dialog in vb6 when using comdlg32 GetOpenFilename?

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If I use GetOpenFilename of comdlg32 the common dialog box is placed somewhere onto the left top edge - always the same position. The parameter list of GetOpenFilename has no variables for the positioning of the dialog box. So how can I best move the dialog to the wanted position (before showing up resp. before the user begins to react)?
Does this work also for message boxes?
Ok, I am only interessted in solutions for VB6!

Sincerly
Josef
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by:Martin Liss
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The GetOpenFilename window will open wherever it was the last time. In other words if you see it and then move it, it will open the next time at the new position. That says to me that the position must be stored in the Registry and so if you can find the entry you can set it ahead of time via code. (Sorry for my being lazy here and not finding it for you.)
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Hi Martin Liss, unfortunately I did not find any appropriate entry in the Registry. Nevertheless I found a code snippet that solved my problem.
It is to be admired at http://www.freevbcode.com/ShowCode.asp?ID=685.
It uses GetWindowRect and MoveWindow to move the common dialoge window around. To use these functions an AdressOf operator is needed (to fetch the adress of a hook function). Therefore I had to modify my code somewhat as my code runs as class.
If you are interessted (or someone else) I can send more details.
Sincerly, Josef
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