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MsgBox pops up UNDER other windows - workaround

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Sometimes when I call several MsgBox's they start popping up under other windows, which the requires ALT + TAB or click the taskbar icon.

I just wanted to share this workaround:

Just add a simple GUI in your program:

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
$Form1 = GUICreate("Form1", 1, 1, 0, 0)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)

The GUI window size here is 1x1 so it will be nearly invisible, and at the top-left of your screen.

It seems as long as that GUI is there all MsgBox's appear on top!

I only tend to create several MsgBox's in a row when I'm actually writing and testing scripts, so the GUI being there is no big deal (I just remove/comment the GUI creation right before I build the .EXE).

Have a great day!!!

 

 

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There is a simpler method :ILA2:

#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>
MsgBox($MB_TOPMOST, "Topmost Message", "This message box will always be on top.")

 


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On 5/5/2019 at 6:25 AM, lee321987 said:

Well that's easier.  Lol.  Thank you.

Honestly, any help is good. I think you did the good thing of posting because, for example: I wouldn't have known any of this in the first place.

Regards,

Supra

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