Centered ColorDialog

I need to show a ColorDialog docked at the left of my form.

I know how to positionate a localizable object to the left of my form, but how I change the startposition of a ColorDialog?

I think I need to subclassit like the famous "CenteredMessageBox" classes, but don't know how to do it...

Any help?

This is my poor code:

Private Sub GlobalHotkey_CTRL_X_Press(ByVal s As Object, ByVal e As Shortcut.HotKeyEventArgs) Handles GlobalHotkey_CTRL_X.Press
    ColorDialog1.Color = RGB
    ColorDialog1.ShowDialog()
End Sub

Maybe much better if I could add the property "position" and "startposition" to the default Colordialog control, but like I said don't know how to and maybe someone else have made that class before and can post it here...

Thankyou.

UPDATE:

this is what I get using Mzn solution:

Answers


I wrote this sample while experimenting to achieve your objectives.

Class X is a class that inherits from ColorDialog and gets it's main window to be moves as soon as it is created.

The DllImport attribute is the .NET P/Invoke mechanism. It tell the compiler we're calling a native function. It needs a signature, the body must remain empty.

The RECT structure is boiler-plate code from pinvoke.net

Tell me if this is of any use to you, and if you have any questions. :)

Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices

Public Class Form1
    Dim cd As New X

    Private Sub Form1_Load(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
        Text = Handle.ToString()
    End Sub

    Private Sub Form1_MouseDoubleClick(sender As Object, e As MouseEventArgs) Handles MyBase.MouseDoubleClick
        cd.ShowDialog(Me)
    End Sub

    'import' a native function from user32.dll
    <DllImport("user32.dll", SetLastError:=True, CharSet:=CharSet.Auto)> _
    Public Shared Function MoveWindow(hwnd As IntPtr, x As Integer, y As Integer, cx As Integer, cy As Integer, _
                                                                  rpt As Boolean) As Boolean
    End Function

    <DllImport("user32.dll", CharSet:=CharSet.Auto)> _
    Private Shared Function GetClientRect(ByVal hWnd As System.IntPtr, ByRef lpRECT As RECT) As Integer
    End Function
End Class

Public Class X
    Inherits ColorDialog

    Protected Overrides Function HookProc(hWnd As IntPtr, msg As Integer, wparam As IntPtr, lparam As IntPtr) As IntPtr
        System.Diagnostics.Debug.Print(hWnd)

        'this call messes up things, like the border style
        'i don't know how to fix it for now, but there should
        'be a way to tell it to move without changing border style
        Form1.MoveWindow(hWnd, 50, 110, 333, 333, True)

        Return MyBase.HookProc(hWnd, msg, wparam, lparam)
    End Function

End Class


'I got this class from http://www.pinvoke.net/ very useful! use as is.
<StructLayout(LayoutKind.Sequential)> _
Public Structure RECT
    Private _Left As Integer, _Top As Integer, _Right As Integer, _Bottom As Integer

    Public Sub New(ByVal Rectangle As Rectangle)
        Me.New(Rectangle.Left, Rectangle.Top, Rectangle.Right, Rectangle.Bottom)
    End Sub
    Public Sub New(ByVal Left As Integer, ByVal Top As Integer, ByVal Right As Integer, _
                   ByVal Bottom As Integer)
        _Left = Left
        _Top = Top
        _Right = Right
        _Bottom = Bottom
    End Sub

    Public Property X As Integer
        Get
            Return _Left
        End Get
        Set(ByVal value As Integer)
            _Right = _Right - _Left + value
            _Left = value
        End Set
    End Property
    Public Property Y As Integer
        Get
            Return _Top
        End Get
        Set(ByVal value As Integer)
            _Bottom = _Bottom - _Top + value
            _Top = value
        End Set
    End Property
    Public Property Left As Integer
        Get
            Return _Left
        End Get
        Set(ByVal value As Integer)
            _Left = value
        End Set
    End Property
    Public Property Top As Integer
        Get
            Return _Top
        End Get
        Set(ByVal value As Integer)
            _Top = value
        End Set
    End Property
    Public Property Right As Integer
        Get
            Return _Right
        End Get
        Set(ByVal value As Integer)
            _Right = value
        End Set
    End Property
    Public Property Bottom As Integer
        Get
            Return _Bottom
        End Get
        Set(ByVal value As Integer)
            _Bottom = value
        End Set
    End Property
    Public Property Height() As Integer
        Get
            Return _Bottom - _Top
        End Get
        Set(ByVal value As Integer)
            _Bottom = value + _Top
        End Set
    End Property
    Public Property Width() As Integer
        Get
            Return _Right - _Left
        End Get
        Set(ByVal value As Integer)
            _Right = value + _Left
        End Set
    End Property
    Public Property Location() As Point
        Get
            Return New Point(Left, Top)
        End Get
        Set(ByVal value As Point)
            _Right = _Right - _Left + value.X
            _Bottom = _Bottom - _Top + value.Y
            _Left = value.X
            _Top = value.Y
        End Set
    End Property
    Public Property Size() As Size
        Get
            Return New Size(Width, Height)
        End Get
        Set(ByVal value As Size)
            _Right = value.Width + _Left
            _Bottom = value.Height + _Top
        End Set
    End Property

    Public Shared Widening Operator CType(ByVal Rectangle As RECT) As Rectangle
        Return New Rectangle(Rectangle.Left, Rectangle.Top, Rectangle.Width, Rectangle.Height)
    End Operator
    Public Shared Widening Operator CType(ByVal Rectangle As Rectangle) As RECT
        Return New RECT(Rectangle.Left, Rectangle.Top, Rectangle.Right, Rectangle.Bottom)
    End Operator
    Public Shared Operator =(ByVal Rectangle1 As RECT, ByVal Rectangle2 As RECT) As Boolean
        Return Rectangle1.Equals(Rectangle2)
    End Operator
    Public Shared Operator <>(ByVal Rectangle1 As RECT, ByVal Rectangle2 As RECT) As Boolean
        Return Not Rectangle1.Equals(Rectangle2)
    End Operator

    Public Overrides Function ToString() As String
        Return "{Left: " & _Left & "; " & "Top: " & _Top & "; Right: " & _Right & "; Bottom: " & _Bottom & "}"
    End Function

    Public Overloads Function Equals(ByVal Rectangle As RECT) As Boolean
        Return Rectangle.Left = _Left AndAlso Rectangle.Top = _Top AndAlso Rectangle.Right = _Right AndAlso Rectangle.Bottom = _Bottom
    End Function
    Public Overloads Overrides Function Equals(ByVal [Object] As Object) As Boolean
        If TypeOf [Object] Is RECT Then
            Return Equals(DirectCast([Object], RECT))
        ElseIf TypeOf [Object] Is Rectangle Then
            Return Equals(New RECT(DirectCast([Object], Rectangle)))
        End If

        Return False
    End Function
End Structure

Need Your Help

c# ews List<searchFilter> error

c# reference ews

I have recently tried to write an application in c# using EWS to read the contents of an exchange mailbox. I have the login working (im 90% sure of this) but when i try to use examples from online ...

Enterprise Apps for Non-enterprise Class Clients?

iphone

I have a question about enterprise apps for the iPhone. A client would like me to develop an app for her that should not appear on the iStore, but they do not meet the qualifications for an enterpr...