Floating and Position-controlled Dialog Box

Coffee99's Avatar, Join Date: Apr 2007
Newbie Member
I'm new to C# but I need to make a floating messagebox that I can position from the code. My code so far pops up the message box and waits for user input. But it does not float above other windows and it does not come up where I want it to. So far I have:

DialogResult dir = MessageBox.Show("Keep Going?", "Coninue" ,MessageBoxButtons.YesNoCancel);
if (dir == DialogResult.No)
{
Console.WriteLine(" We are NOT done " ) ;
}


Thanks for your help.
shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
Go4Expert Founder
You need to specify the parent window to the MessageBox to make it above the current window.

Something like
Code:
MessageBox.Show (IWin32Window, String, String, MessageBoxButtons)
Displays a message box in front of the specified object identified by IWin32Window and rest of the params are same as used by you.
Coffee99's Avatar, Join Date: Apr 2007
Newbie Member
The field "IWin32Window" is unknown to compiler. Do I need ot incldue another "using " ?
shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
Go4Expert Founder
What do you mean by unknown to compiler.
Coffee99's Avatar, Join Date: Apr 2007
Newbie Member
I get error:

System.Windows.Forms.IWin32Window is a 'type' but used like a variable

Not sure what to do.

gary
shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
Go4Expert Founder
That is the type of parameter and you need to pass the this pointer provided you are calling the function in the Window class (Form or something similar)