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How to keep excel window always on top?

Have you ever wished that keep your Excel windows always on top and don’t be covered by other windows? Unfortunately, Excel doesn’t provide a feature for solving this task. But, here, I can give you a VBA code to deal with this job.

Keep Excel window always on top with VBA code


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The following VBA code can help you to keep the Excel window always on top, the code is applied to both office 32-bit and office 64-bit.

1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and paste the following code in the Module Window.

VBA code: Keep Excel window always on top

'Update 20140909
#If Win64 Then
    Public Declare PtrSafe Function SetWindowPos _
        Lib "user32" ( _
            ByVal hwnd As LongPtr, _
            ByVal hwndInsertAfter As LongPtr, _
            ByVal x As Long, ByVal y As Long, _
            ByVal cx As Long, ByVal cy As Long, _
            ByVal wFlags As Long) _
    As Long
#Else
    Public Declare Function SetWindowPos _
        Lib "user32" ( _
            ByVal hwnd As Long, _
            ByVal hwndInsertAfter As Long, _
            ByVal x As Long, ByVal y As Long, _
            ByVal cx As Long, ByVal cy As Long, _
            ByVal wFlags As Long) _
    As Long
#End If
Public Const SWP_NOSIZE = &H1
Public Const SWP_NOMOVE = &H2
Public Const HWND_TOPMOST = -1
Public Const HWND_NOTOPMOST = -2
Sub ShowXLOnTop(ByVal OnTop As Boolean)
    Dim xStype As Long
    #If Win64 Then
        Dim xHwnd As LongPtr
    #Else
        Dim xHwnd As Long
    #End If
    If OnTop Then
        xStype = HWND_TOPMOST
    Else
        xStype = HWND_NOTOPMOST
    End If
    Call SetWindowPos(Application.hwnd, xStype, 0, 0, 0, 0, SWP_NOSIZE Or SWP_NOMOVE)
End Sub
Sub SetXLOnTop()
    ShowXLOnTop True
End Sub
Sub SetXLNormal()
    ShowXLOnTop False
End Sub

3. Then press F5 key to run this code, and a Macros dialog box will appear, select SetXLOnTop option, and click Run button.

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4. And then your Excel window will be always on top of other applications.

Note: If you want to return the Excel window to normal, just press F5 key to open the Macros dialog, choose SetXNormal and click Run.


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    Freediv · 9 months ago
    Hello

    It seems that xHwnd defined to store Application.hWnd before calling SetWindowPos as below:

    xHwnd = Application.hWnd
    Call SetWindowPos(xHwnd, xStype, 0, 0, 0, 0, SWP_NOSIZE Or SWP_NOMOVE)

    Thanks
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    Prof. LI · 1 years ago
    Absolute genius. Exactly what I needed. Thanks!!!
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    David Conger-Eldeen · 1 years ago
    Thanks so much for this! I needed to keep my automated system stats sheet up at all times while I did other things based on what it was showing me. Very helpfull! :D
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    Kels · 2 years ago
    Thanks .. God Bless..!
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    Sam · 2 years ago
    Thanks for this. Very helpful when transposing data from multiple systems onto a spread sheet. Appreciate the code!