Short story: Force another window to the foreground, when SetForegroundWindow doesn't work, by attaching to its thread.
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This sample, or the one from which it originally derived, was published (or at least peripherally mentioned) in the following article(s):
- Force Your Way to the Foreground, Ask the VB Pro, VBPJ, February 1999
This sample uses the following API calls:
Module Library Function ForceFore.bas user32 AttachThreadInput
ForceFore.frm user32 GetCursorPos
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Please, enjoy and learn from this sample. Include its code within your own projects, if you wish. But, in order to insure only the most recent code is available to all, I ask that you don't share the sample by any form of mass distribution.
Download ForceFore.zip, 7Kb, Last Updated: Tuesday, October 27, 1998