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In this issue we are going to discuss a few routines that will help make your applications a bit more professional. These routines can be used to save and restore the position of all the forms in your application. There are two subroutines necessary to achieve this goal.
Saves the top, left, width, and height of the form you specify into the registry.
COTWSaveWindowPos("Data Entry", Me)Note: You probably want to put this call in the Form_Unload event of each form that you want to save the position.
Retrieves the top, left, width, and height of the form you specify from information stored by COTWSaveWindowPos. It will actually move the window specified in the call to COTWRestoreWindowPos to the coordinates stored by COTWSaveWindowPos. If COTWSaveWindowPos was never called for this form, it will leave the form where it was before COTWRestoreWindowPos was called.
COTWRestoreWindowPos("Data Entry", Me)Note: You probably want to put this call in the Form_Load event of each form that you want to restore the position.
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