May 8th, 2002, 01:00 PM
In a window, i try to set the focus on another window here's my code :
Private Declare Function SetActiveWindow Lib "user32.dll" (ByVal hWnd As Long) As Long
'lhWnd is a variable containing the hwnd of the form i want to set focus on
But for a reason or another the focus stays on the window in wich i called this function. is there something wrong here? thanks
May 8th, 2002, 01:15 PM
MSDN description of the function
In other words, the window you are messing with has to belong to your current application.
The SetActiveWindow function activates a window. The window must be attached to the calling thread's message queue.
Try this where:
hWnd = other window
Me.hWnd - current window's hWnd
Private Const WM_KILLFOCUS = &H8
Private Const WM_SETFOCUS = &H7
Private Declare Function SendMessage Lib "user32" _
Alias "SendMessageA" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal wMsg As _
Long, ByVal wParam As Long, lParam As Any) As Long
retval= SendMessage( Me.hWnd, WM_KILLFOCUS,0&,0&)
retval= SendMessage( hWnd, WM_SETFOCUS,0&,0&)
May 8th, 2002, 02:05 PM
Can this function work with MDI childs
May 8th, 2002, 02:26 PM
Yes, it will work on any window.
May 8th, 2002, 03:54 PM
it's weird because when I use those functions, it execute the activate of the form i want the focus on but it doesn't set the focus. No mather when during that I print the MDIMother.ActiveFOrm.Name it gives me the name of the form from the one I want focus is called
May 8th, 2002, 04:13 PM
Try the SetForegroundWindow function.
May 8th, 2002, 04:31 PM
well there must be soimething weird in my code cuz
all the above don't work + setfocus (API) don't work
May 8th, 2002, 07:01 PM
Post all of your code maxl, not just a portion of it, and we will take a look. I ask this because the responses I've seen from Megatron and jim mcnamara make sense, based on your original question. If their code/suggestions are not working then me thinks their might be variables in your equation that haven't been shown.
Last edited by Hack; May 8th, 2002 at 07:05 PM.
May 9th, 2002, 09:28 AM
Anyway, I found a way to make it work without api so Thanks everybody for your response there must have been something weird in my code somewhere. Thanks again
May 9th, 2002, 04:31 PM
I hope it's not too late, but you could also use VB's ZOrder method too (is this what you're using now?).
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