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Win32WindowToFront

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Bring a window to the foreground to ensure it is visible

Contributed by: Daniel Bigham

ResourceFunction["Win32WindowToFront"][hwnd]

brings the window with the handle hwnd to the foreground to ensure it is visible.

ResourceFunction["Win32WindowToFront"][func]

finds the window for which the given function func returns True when it is passed the window’s title, and brings it to the foreground.

Details and Options

ResourceFunction["Win32WindowToFront"] is only supported on Windows machines.

Examples

Basic Examples

Bring the Messages window to the front:

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ResourceFunction["Win32WindowToFront"][StringStartsQ["Messages - "]]

Bring the Eclipse IDE to the front:

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ResourceFunction["Win32WindowToFront"][StringEndsQ[" - Eclipse IDE"]]

Possible Issues

Win32WindowToFront is only supported on Windows operating systems:

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ResourceFunction["Win32WindowToFront"][]
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Requirements

Wolfram Language 11.3 (March 2018) or above

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