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Hey guys!

I'm new at autoit(I'm c++ programmer), so I love if someone can help me with my problem.

So my question is, is there a way I can move the MsgBox?

I tried it with:

MsgBox(4096, "Test", "This is a test")
WinMove("[LAST]", "", 100, 100, 500, 250)  

for example, but the problem is that WinMove doesn't detect it by default.

So can someone explain me how I can fix this?

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MsgBox is a blocking function, meaning that it pauses script execution.

The WinMove line only gets called when the message box is closed.

Try using Melba23's ExtMsgBox UDF:

'?do=embed' frameborder='0' data-embedContent>>

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MsgBoxUDF is very good, it will be usefull, thank you !

An other way could be to use a timer with _Timer_SetTimer, which does not seem to be blocking...

Global $moved = 0
_Timer_SetTimer($hWnd, 250, "_MoveBox")

MsgBox(0, $boxTitle, "", 2)

Func _MoveBox($hWnd, $Msg, $iIDTimer, $dwTime)
    If WinExists($boxTitle) AND NOT $moved Then
        WinMove($boxTitle, "", 0, 0)
        $moved = 1

Is it appropriate?

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If it works and doesn't cause any problems, then why not.

I've used the Adlib functions and even fired off a small external watching exe in times past ... called WinWatch or something like that, where you pass the Title name to be watched for as a parameter of the Run command. That exe can have a timeout and be hidden, and you run it just prior to the MsgBox or Window in question ... and have it read some values from an INI file ... even the title (rather than place it on the command-line).

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