Re: CPropertySheet in front of modeless child CDialog?

"AliR \(VC++ MVP\)" <AliR@online.nospam>
Fri, 30 Mar 2007 19:40:39 GMT
Well I don't know what's going on internally. But I can speculate that the
mechanism that takes care of a popup child is the same as a regular
children, so if a child could go behind a parent, then you can potentially
put a Edit control behind it's parent dialog. (which of course would no be
so good)


"Mike M" <> wrote in message

So just for my own edification: I understand the reasoning for forcing a
dialog on top of a parent window. But I'm curious as to what's going on
internally that forces it to happen? And why can't it be overridden with
z-order or something else?


AliR (VC++ MVP) wrote:

"Mike M" <> wrote in message

AliR (VC++ MVP) wrote:

The property sheet and it's child dialog all have to have the same
parent? Who is the parent of the propertysheet?

It's just a CWinApp derived obj that calls DoModal on the property
sheet. Created with the wizard as a dialog app then converted to prop

If the property sheet is the main window of your app, then you will
need a hidden main window that has the propertysheet as a child, and
all the child modeless dialog will have to have the propertysheet's
parent as their parent.

Ok cool. I was thinking that but not yet sure how to go about it. But
that helps. I suppose I could make the propertysheet modeless and put
the CWinApp in a message loop?

No, that's not what I said, I said you need a hidden window as the main
window. The property sheet can be modal if it wants to be, but it needs
to be a child of the hidden window. And the child windows of the proprty
sheet also need to have the hidden window as their parent.
I didn't say anything about making propertysheet modeless or a messsage

for simplicity I create a dlg that's hidden. You can create a CWnd if you
BOOL CLSTeacherApp::InitInstance()
   CHiddenDlg HiddenWnd;

   CPropertyDlg dlg(&HiddenWnd);
   m_pMainWnd = &dlg;
   INT_PTR nResponse = dlg.DoModal();
   return FALSE;

Then in your propretysheet


if you are creating it from the propetypage



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