A method to reposition standard MsgBox windows from VB

This code allows you to reposition the standard MsgBox window. To use it in your program simply replace all calls to the standard MsgBox routine with a call to MsgBoxEx

The new routine has the following Format:

public Function MsgBoxEx(Prompt, optional X = -1, optional Y = -1, _
     optional StartupPosition as StartupPos = CenterScreen, _
     optional Buttons as VbMsgBoxStyle = vbOKOnly, optional Title, _
     optional HelpFile, optional Context) as VbMsgBoxResult

You can specify the startup x and y positions or even whether the message box is centered to the screen or the calling form.

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  • Good

    Posted by Legacy on 05/22/2002 12:00am

    Originally posted by: George

    Well not for experts but for newbies

  • Suggestion on the order of the parameters

    Posted by Legacy on 04/25/2000 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Anonymous

    This is quite useful and handy. It's just a small thing but it is probably better to define the signature as follows:

    MsgBoxEx(Prompt, Optional Buttons As VbMsgBoxStyle = vbOKOnly, Optional Title, Optional HelpFile, Optional context, Optional StartupPosition As StartupPos = CenterScreen, Optional x = -1, Optional Y = -1) As VbMsgBoxResult


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