Re: Modeless dialogs activation

"AliR \(VC++ MVP\)" <AliR@online.nospam>
Tue, 27 May 2008 11:10:25 -0500
1. GetDesktopWindow. Another solution is to have a hidden main window, and
make everyone the child of that window. It will give the exact same

2. Have you tried WM_ACTIVATE (OnActivate)?


"Tage Korsdal Nielsen" <> wrote in message


I have a CPropertyPage derivative CConsoleMgr with a tree control,
containing a list of some remote devices. When the user double clicks at
certain nodes I want a "pop-up" CDialog derivative (CRemTermPage) with a
console window for the remote device the user selected.

I have the dialog and the selections mechanism working. The console
dialogs are started from the CConsoleMgr class. There can be many
simultanous dialogs.

My problems is the child dialogs of the CConsoleMgr:

1) Z-Order: From earlier posts I have read, that a way to bypass Z-order
rules of child dialogs, is to use the desktop as parent. How do I get a
CWnd handle to the desktop to pass to the CDialog->Create?

2) Whenever the user switches between I need an event in the newly
selected dialog, to set up the data path to the right remote device. I
have tried capturing WM_SETFOCUS and WM_SHOWWINDOW without success. So
which message will arrive at the dialog _each_ time it gets focus?

Thx in adv.

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