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The SetWindowPos function changes the size, position, and Z order of a child, pop-up, or top-level window. Child, pop-up, and top-level windows are ordered according to their appearance on the screen. The topmost window receives the highest rank and is the first window in the Z order.

Declare Function SetWindowPos Lib "user32" Alias "SetWindowPos" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal hWndInsertAfter As Long, ByVal x As Long, ByVal y As Long, ByVal cx As Long, ByVal cy As Long, ByVal wFlags As Long) As Long

System.Windows.Forms.Form.TopMost; System.Windows.Forms.Form.Size; System.Windows.Forms.Form.DesktopLocation; System.Windows.Forms.Form.WindowState

Operating Systems Supported
Requires Windows NT 3.1 or later; Requires Windows 95 or later


Parameter Information
· hWnd
Identifies the window.

· hWndInsertAfter
Identifies the window to precede the positioned window in the Z order. This parameter must be a window handle or one of the following values:
Places the window at the bottom of the Z order. If the hWnd parameter identifies a topmost window, the window loses its topmost status and is placed at the bottom of all other windows.
Places the window above all non-topmost windows (that is, behind all topmost windows). This flag has no effect if the window is already a non-topmost window.
Places the window at the top of the Z order.
Places the window above all non-topmost windows. The window maintains its topmost position even when it is deactivated.

· X
Specifies the new position of the left side of the window.

· Y
Specifies the new position of the top of the window.

· cx
Specifies the new width of the window, in pixels.

· cy
Specifies the new height of the window, in pixels.

· uFlags
Specifies the window sizing and positioning flags. This parameter can be a combination of the following values:
Draws a frame (defined in the window’s class description) around the window.
Sends a WM_NCCALCSIZE message to the window, even if the window’s size is not being changed. If this flag is not specified, WM_NCCALCSIZE is sent only when the window’s size is being changed.
Hides the window.
Does not activate the window. If this flag is not set, the window is activated and moved to the top of either the topmost or non-topmost group (depending on the setting of the hWndInsertAfter parameter).
Discards the entire contents of the client area. If this flag is not specified, the valid contents of the client area are saved and copied back into the client area after the window is sized or repositioned.
Retains the current position (ignores the X and Y parameters).
Does not change the owner window’s position in the Z order.
Does not redraw changes. If this flag is set, no repainting of any kind occurs. This applies to the client area, the nonclient area (including the title bar and scroll bars), and any part of the parent window uncovered as a result of the window being moved. When this flag is set, the application must explicitly invalidate or redraw any parts of the window and parent window that need redrawing.
Same as the SWP_NOOWNERZORDER flag.
Prevents the window from receiving the WM_WINDOWPOSCHANGING message.
Retains the current size (ignores the cx and cy parameters).
Retains the current Z order (ignores the hWndInsertAfter parameter).
Displays the window.

Return Values
If the function succeeds, the return value is nonzero.

If the function fails, the return value is zero. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.


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