In the previous tip we created new shortcut files, and you have seen how the CreateShortcut() method provides methods to control almost any detail of a shortcut. Here’s the code again that creates a PowerShell shortcut on your Desktop:

Now here is a trick that may help you always display the dialog on top of other windows. For this, the code below creates a new dummy window and makes sure this window is positioned on top of all other windows. Then, this window is used as a parent for the popup dialog:

Add-Type -AssemblyName  System.Windows.Forms
$message = 'Your system will shutdown soon!'
$title = 'Alert'

# create a dummy window
$form = [System.Windows.Forms.Form]::new()
$form.TopMost = $true

# use the dummy window as parent for the dialog so it appears on top of it
[System.Windows.Forms.MessageBox]::Show($form, $message, $title, [System.Windows.Forms.MessageBoxButtons]::OKCancel, [System.Windows.Forms.MessageBoxIcon]::Warning)

# don't forget to dispose the dummy window after use

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