MessageBox in the middel of the application form, not in the middle of the screen - .net 1.1 , VS 20


Rolf Welskes

I have the following problem, which seems to be simple, but I see no

If I have for example:


this messagebox is allways in the middle of the screen. But on a screen with
1920x1200 pixel this is not very good because the application
is for exampel in the top right corner.

Is there any way to have the messageBox in the middle of the parent form?

Must run under .net 1.1 / VS2003.

Thank you for any help.
Rolf Welskes


There is nothing you can do about it.All you can do it make your own form to
simulate messagebox and set its start position to CenterParent.For example:
Form1.StartPosition = FormStartPosition.CenterParent;

Linda Liu [MSFT]

Hi Rolf,

I agree with Manish that it may impossible to set the location of a
standard System.Windows.Forms.MessageBox.

To get what you want, you could create a new type from
System.Windows.Forms.Form and set its StartPosition property to
CenterParent before you show it.

I find a sample of implementing a custom message box in the code project
web site. The custom messge box is derived from System.Windows.Forms.Form.

You can get it from the link below:

'Custom Message Box'

Hope this helps.
If you have any question, please feel free to let me know.

Linda Liu
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