Message Box Position

MasterChief

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Is there a way of moving a message box to the top right corner of the screen, instead of it appearing in the middle ???

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Tom Urtis

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Stick this in a standard module and run the macro named "ShowMsgBoxTopRight".




Option Explicit

Type RECT
Left As Long
Top As Long
Right As Long
Bottom As Long
End Type

Public Declare Function UnhookWindowsHookEx Lib "user32" ( _
ByVal hHook As Long) As Long
Public Declare Function GetWindowLong Lib "user32" Alias _
"GetWindowLongA" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal nIndex As Long) _
As Long
Public Declare Function GetCurrentThreadId Lib "kernel32" () As Long
Public Declare Function SetWindowsHookEx Lib "user32" Alias _
"SetWindowsHookExA" (ByVal idHook As Long, ByVal lpfn As Long, _
ByVal hmod As Long, ByVal dwThreadId As Long) As Long
Public Declare Function SetWindowPos Lib "user32" ( _
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
Public Declare Function GetWindowRect Lib "user32" (ByVal hwnd _
As Long, lpRect As RECT) As Long
Public Declare Function GetActiveWindow Lib "user32" () As Long
Public Declare Function FindWindow Lib "user32" Alias "FindWindowA" _
(ByVal lpClassName As String, ByVal lpWindowName As String) As Long

Public Const GWL_HINSTANCE = (-6)
Public Const SWP_NOSIZE = &H1
Public Const SWP_NOZORDER = &H4
Public Const SWP_NOACTIVATE = &H10
Public Const HCBT_ACTIVATE = 5
Public Const WH_CBT = 5
Public hHook As Long
Public hXL As Long

Function TopRight(ByVal lMsg As Long, ByVal wParam As Long, _
ByVal lParam As Long) As Long
Dim rectXL As RECT, rectMsg As RECT
Dim x As Long, y As Long
Dim hMsgbox As Long
If lMsg = HCBT_ACTIVATE Then
hMsgbox = GetActiveWindow
GetWindowRect hXL, rectXL
GetWindowRect wParam, rectMsg
x = (rectXL.Left + (rectXL.Right - rectXL.Left) * 0.9) - _
((rectMsg.Right - rectMsg.Left) / 2)
y = (rectXL.Top + (rectXL.Bottom - rectXL.Top) * 0.1) - _
((rectMsg.Bottom - rectMsg.Top) / 2)
SetWindowPos wParam, 0, x, y, 0, 0, _
SWP_NOSIZE Or SWP_NOZORDER Or SWP_NOACTIVATE
UnhookWindowsHookEx hHook
End If
TopRight = False
End Function

Sub ShowMsgBoxTopRight()
Dim hInst As Long
Dim Thread As Long
hXL = FindWindow("XLMAIN", Application.Caption)
hInst = GetWindowLong(hXL, GWL_HINSTANCE)
Thread = GetCurrentThreadId()
hHook = SetWindowsHookEx(WH_CBT, AddressOf TopRight, hInst, Thread)
MsgBox "Wow, look at me up here !", , "Top right"
End Sub
 

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