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Struggling With WinSetOnTop

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I am trying to write a script that will always bring a "priority" Window to the forefront. It is a continuous loop script. At the end of each loop I attempt to make sure that a priority Window is in the forefront. I use an .ini with the class of the priority window. In this case [CLASS:Notepad].

The user can sit there and get several "pop up" Windows on the screen while working. Some of these Windows have their AlwaysOnTop attribute set. What I want to do is determing which Windows have their AlwaysOnTop attribute set and (attempt) to turn it off. One of the problems is that I can find a function to isolate just the AlwaysOnTop attribute. I have to go through every Window in the WinList() and turn every one of them off. That can't be good. Some of the Windows in that WinList() at the start menu, program manager, etc. I can't find any other way to turn off the AlwaysOnTop Attribute.

It is causing problems. An occassional GPF and one other little annoying issue. I use ToolTip(). It works on every screen open (or at least I can see it) and on the desktop. After I turn off the AlswaysOnTop attribute on everything the ToopTIp only shows up on the visible desktop. When I move the mouse to a Window the ToolTip cannot be seen. It is there but displayed behind the current open Window no longer on top of it. Help!

Global $Priority = "[CLASS:Notepad]"

Func CheckPriority()

Local $Index, $Result, $WindowList, $WinHandle

$WindowList = Winlist()

For $Index = 1 To $WindowList[0][0]

$WinHandle = $WindowList[$Index][1]

WinSetOnTop($WinHandle, "", 0)

Next

WinActivate($Priority, "")

EndFunc

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Look at the _WinAPI_SetWindowPos function in WinAPI.au3.


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I looked through it. I must be missing something obvious. I didn't see anything that would help.....

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Search the forum there's a lot of threads on the subject. What you're looking for is called the Z order.


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