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Force msgbox to always appear at top of window stack

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    Force msgbox to always appear at top of window stack

    In some of my vba projects often when a message box is displayed, if other applications are running etc, the message box is sometimes not at the front of the window stack.
    Is it possible to force the mesage box to always appear on top, rather than hidden ?

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    Re: Force msgbox to always appear at top of window stack

    Time for Leith and some Windows API.
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    Re: Force msgbox to always appear at top of window stack

    Hello Wotadude,

    The answer depends on the type of message box. If you are using a VBA UserForm as a custom message box then it quite easy. If it is a system generated message box, one you created with MsgBox, then it is a bit more involved. Let me know which type you are using.
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    Re: Force msgbox to always appear at top of window stack

    message box type is that i generate with msgbox

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    Re: Force msgbox to always appear at top of window stack

    All experts on the subject are welcome to assist.

    Any ideas people ?
    Thanks

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    Re: Force msgbox to always appear at top of window stack

    Are you losing focus at open or do you need to BringWindowToTop after something else had focus? Can you provide example code or xls?

    Try:
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    Re: Force msgbox to always appear at top of window stack

    Leith,
    I'd like to do the same using VBA. Can you show me how please?

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    Re: Force msgbox to always appear at top of window stack

    Grasbo,

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