02-23-2008, 04:19 AM
Can someone please help me on this...
how can you move an external app around the screen using visual basic 6??
for example we can open the calculator either using the shell command or the createprocess api...but what if i want to open calculator and the move it to may be say x coordinate 0 and y coordinate 0 which would move the calculator to the top left of the screen...Any help would be appreciated...
02-23-2008, 04:52 AM
Well, you could use FindWindow to locate it's handle and SetWindowPos to reposition it, or if you use CreateProcess, you can set its x and y location in the STARTUP structure.
02-23-2008, 10:19 AM
hey can u show me how if you dont mind?
02-23-2008, 10:34 AM
Declare Function FindWindow Lib "user32" Alias "FindWindowA" (ByVal lpClassName As String, ByVal lpWindowName As String) As Long
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
poo = FindWindow (lpClassName, lpWindowName)
SetWindowPos poo, HWND_MOST, _, _, _, _, SWP_NOACTIVATE Or SWP_SHOWWINDOW Or SWP_NOMOVE Or SWP_NOSIZE
something like that i think but im a noob. play around iwth it and u'll get it
02-23-2008, 12:45 PM
srry guys i still cant get thru this!! please guys can u give me more detals..plz plz plz!! :confused:
i tried doing this but i the calculator opens at differnet positions..
Private 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
Private Sub Command1_Click()
SetWindowPos Shell("calc.exe"), HWND_TOPMOST, 0, 0, 1000, 500, SWP_NOACTIVATE Or SWP_SHOWWINDOW Or SWP_NOMOVE Or SWP_NOSIZE
02-24-2008, 12:41 AM
please, can some1 help me oput here!
02-24-2008, 06:40 AM
im sure i posted on this forum before, but seems to of got deleted? was going to give you the full code aswell
02-24-2008, 09:00 AM
hey joe..yeah u hadtold me something b4 and i had asked u sumthing too...but after sometime when i checked back...the posts were deleted i dont knw how and y!! can u give me the full code please???
Joe/muzamilsumra: Please review our rules. We don't allow code handouts (nor requests for such), although you are welcome to post explanations and suggestions.