fulscreen window needs to stay on top!!

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    Smile fulscreen window needs to stay on top!!

    I have a window that is created hidden and using timers, in fifteen seconds the ShowWindow func. opens it up. the window is fullscreen; not as in maximized but the whole screen is client area.
    in that fifteen seconds, when it opens how can I make it so it comes out on top of everything, including the task bar no matter what the other window are doing? Also i need to make it so it can not be alt tabbed or anything it needs to stay on top until it closes! how would i do these things?
    Thanx in advance!
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    This is one solution to set a window to stay in focus using MFC.

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    // enable focused

    AfxGetMainWnd()->SendMessage(WM_USER_FOCUSED, static_cast<WPARAM>(1), 0);


    // disable focused

    AfxGetMainWnd()->SendMessage(WM_USER_FOCUSED, static_cast<WPARAM>(0), 0);
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    i dont know if i can use that i know nothing about mfc and i use API mabey it'll work. will it?
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    I believe you can use Win32 API in an MFC project, however; you cannot use MFC in a Win32 API application.

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    is there another way before I make a whole new project in MFC?
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    Create the window with the WS_EX_TOPMOST extended window style.
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    hmm it didn't quite work
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    Try SetWindowPos then to set your window to top of z-order:
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    SetWindowPos(hwnd,HWND_TOPMOST,0,0,0,0,SWP_NOMOVE|SWP_NOSIZE);

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    Try this:
    SetFocus(hWnd);

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