Display Userform with no Title Bar (Splash Screen)

– Selva V Pasupathy, HSBC Global Resourcing, Hyderabad

Normally when a userform is initiated you would see it with a blue title bar by default everytime. But if you want to use the userform as a title form, then one would be interested in removing the titlebar. One more userful Tip I came across at Colo’s Excel Junk Room – Masaru Kaji. The following code shows userform with no titlebar and closes after few seconds.

Picture on a userform with no title bar would show like this


HOW SHOULD I USE THE FOLLOWING CODE

Copy the following code in standard code module.

'///place these procedures on a standard module
Option Explicit

Public Const GWL_STYLE = -16
Public Const WS_CAPTION = &HC00000
Public Declare Function GetWindowLong _
                       Lib "user32" Alias "GetWindowLongA" ( _
                       ByVal hWnd As Long, _
                       ByVal nIndex As Long) As Long
Public Declare Function SetWindowLong _
                       Lib "user32" Alias "SetWindowLongA" ( _
                       ByVal hWnd As Long, _
                       ByVal nIndex As Long, _
                       ByVal dwNewLong As Long) As Long
Public Declare Function DrawMenuBar _
                       Lib "user32" ( _
                       ByVal hWnd As Long) As Long
Public Declare Function FindWindowA _
                       Lib "user32" (ByVal lpClassName As String, _
                       ByVal lpWindowName As String) As Long
'____________________________________________________________
Sub Form_Show()
    'Hide Excel
    Application.Visible = False
    'To close a form automatically
    Application.OnTime Now, "Form_Close"
    UserForm1.Show
End Sub
'____________________________________________________________
Sub Form_Close()
     'To close a form automatically
    Dim datWaitTime As Date
    datWaitTime = TimeSerial(Hour(Now()), Minute(Now()), Second(Now()) + 3)
    Application.Wait datWaitTime
    Unload UserForm1
    Application.Visible = True
End Sub
'____________________________________________________________
Sub HideTitleBar(frm As Object)
    Dim lngWindow As Long
    Dim lFrmHdl As Long
    lFrmHdl = FindWindowA(vbNullString, frm.Caption)
    lngWindow = GetWindowLong(lFrmHdl, GWL_STYLE)
    lngWindow = lngWindow And (Not WS_CAPTION)
    Call SetWindowLong(lFrmHdl, GWL_STYLE, lngWindow)
    Call DrawMenuBar(lFrmHdl)
End Sub
'____________________________________________________________

Copy following code into the userform code.

'//Place these procedures on the UserForm1 module
Option Explicit
Private Sub UserForm_Initialize()
    HideTitleBar Me
End Sub
'____________________________________________________________
Private Sub UserForm_Click()
'Close this userform
    Unload Me
End Sub
'____________________________________________________________


To download Example file CLICK HERE


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