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We are going to discuss a windows feature called "Always On Top." You have seen this feature used in toolbars and rollup menus to ensure they are always available to your application. The Windows Help system has this feature to allow you to keep a help window above your application window so you can follow the steps shown in the help pages.
This subroutine will turn on and off the Always On Top flag for the form that is passed as a parameter.
AlwaysOnTop(frmToolbar, True)This call will turn on the Always On Top feature of the form called frmToolbar.
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