always on top?

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    Exclamation always on top?

    bah i can never remeber the code to make a program always on top, if someone could give me the code for it ill write it down this time,

    using microsoft visual studio

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    In your WndProc:

    Code:
    case WM_KILLFOCUS:
      SetFocus(hwnd);//or handle to whatever window u want
      break;

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    This sounds like a virus.

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    He didn't ask for code for a window that keeps focus, he asked for how to make a window stay on top.... hardly sounds like virus like activity to me! if that's the case, then the task manager is a virus!

    you need to have a look at the SetWindowPos() function:

    Code:
    SetWindowPos(hwnd, HWND_TOPMOST, 0, 0, 0, 0, SWP_NOMOVE | SWP_NOSIZE);
    hope this helps
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    Cool

    its not a virus, im not into those....anymore
    i just need to make a program that will open and close the cd-rom when you push shift-F11, my open and close button is hard to get to with the way my comptuer is setup (i have a really really cramped little space for all my stuff), so this would make it much much easier on me

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    Ok sorry about that.
    But if it just stayed on top you would have to click it first and then press shift+F11 for it to recieve the message.

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    so then i would have to set focus to it too?

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    Or use 'default button' style so ENTER or SPACEBAR will click it.
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    even with the default button style the window needs to have focus.
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    Or you could map a hotkey to your prog and have that give focus. Then open and close the CD whenever you get/lose focus. Just a thought.

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