How to set the start position of a modeless user-form?

Davavo

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Hello all.

I know how to position a modal form, but a modeless form, acting as a 'please wait' sign is not responding in the same way.
If anyone can help I would be very grateful.

I position a regular form with the following private sub in the forms code window

Code:
Private Sub UserForm_Activate()

    Dim TopOffset As Integer
    Dim LeftOffset As Integer
    
    TopOffset = (Application.UsableHeight / 2) - (Me.Height / 2)
    LeftOffset = (Application.UsableWidth / 2) - (Me.width / 2)
    
    Me.Top = Application.Top + TopOffset
    Me.Left = Application.Left + LeftOffset


End Sub
I call this code from a public sub

Code:
Sub CallUserForm1()

Load UserForm1


UserForm1.Show


End Sub
I have several of these, all working fine.

The modeless form is exactly the same except adding 'false' to indicate modeless
Code:
userform1.show false
This causes the code in the forms window, that positions the form, to be ignored.

is there a work around?

Thanks in advance.

D
 

RoryA

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It works fine for me. Is it the first time that form has been loaded and shown?
 

Davavo

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Hi, thanks for your reply.
no, i have such down and restarted excel overnight.
Strange

one of these messing with it?

Code:
Application.EnableEvents = False
Application.Calculation = xlCalculationManual
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
 
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Davavo

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Doevents solved it.

Also changed 'False' to vbmodeless but thats just to be more descriptive.

Code:
Sub CallUserForm9()

Load UserForm9


UserForm9.Show vbModeless
DoEvents


End Sub

Thanks for your help RoryA!
 
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RoryA

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Screenupdating is probably the culprit.
 

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