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API to pop up a preformatted About Dialog

API to pop up a preformatted About Dialog

API to pop up a preformatted About Dialog

Hello all,

It seems like I remember seeing an API example quite a while ago that pops up an About Dialog box. Does this ring a bell with anyone? Thanks in advance for any ideas and/or suggestions!

RE: API to pop up a preformatted About Dialog

Perhaps you are talking about ShellAbout function. You can call it easily like this.

Private Declare Function ShellAbout Lib "shell32" Alias "ShellAboutA" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal szApp As String, ByVal szOtherStuff As String, ByVal hIcon As Long) As Long
Private Sub Form_Load()
    ShellAbout hwnd, App.Title, App.ProductName, Icon
    Unload Me
End Sub


I don't think you can make any good use of this function. This is a pure "Microsoft" About box used by many Windows applications and you cannot customize it.

RE: API to pop up a preformatted About Dialog

That's the one. Thanks!

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