Always On Top

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    Always On Top

    im creating a simple program, which consists of a single message box which i want to have the always on top feature often seen in programs like msn messenger .etc is this possible with a messagebox? and if so how?

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    I think you must create your own dialog box or window for this, but I can be wrong.

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    Use this extended window style: WS_EX_TOPMOST

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    Code:
    MessageBox(HWND_DESKTOP,"Text","Title",MB_OK|WS_EX_TOPMOST);
    This results a message box with "cancel" and "help" buttons, but still doesn't make it topmost.

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    MB_TOPMOST

    Code:
    #include <windows.h>
    
    int main() {
       MessageBox(HWND_DESKTOP,"Text","Title",MB_OK|MB_TOPMOST);
    }

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