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    Hey, how can I make my loading screen stay in the forground even if you maximize or restore another program after I open my program with the loading screen?

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    Post some code. You're most likely not handling WM_PAINT messages, or not redrawing your loading screen when your application recieves a WM_PAINT message.

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    The code is simple it just opens a dialog. There is no message handling or anything for the dialog cause i just want it to be displayed. All i want to do is keep the dialog in the forground.

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    You're most likely not handling WM_PAINT messages, or not redrawing your loading screen when your application recieves a WM_PAINT message.
    Yes, I'm quoting myself

    There is no message handling or anything for the dialog cause i just want it to be displayed.
    Well you need to handle WM_PAINT messages if you want your loading screen to be redrawn each time the window needs to be redrawn.

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    ok, but what can I put in the WM_PAINT message to make it stay in the forground?

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    Use

    SetWindowPos()

    specify the style

    HWND_TOPMOST
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    Thanks, I can't seem to find a function to tell me what the window pos is though, so I can leave the window in the same position. You wouldn't happen to know one would you?
    Last edited by pinkcheese; 05-20-2002 at 12:17 AM.

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    use as the flags

    SWP_NOSIZE|SWP_NOMOVE
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    Friedrich Nietzsche

    "I spent a lot of my money on booze, birds and fast cars......the rest I squandered."
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    "If you are going through hell....keep going."
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    Don't put this in the WM_PAINT.

    Do it on init / create.

    Sorry I did not realise that may be implied by the previous posts.
    "Man alone suffers so excruciatingly in the world that he was compelled to invent laughter."
    Friedrich Nietzsche

    "I spent a lot of my money on booze, birds and fast cars......the rest I squandered."
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