Re: Repost: How to suppress unwanted MDI behaviour

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Mon, 9 Apr 2007 17:16:01 -0700
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"AliR (VC++ MVP)" wrote:

This is the code that is supposed to keep the main view from getting

//CChildFrame is the frame of the main view only.
void CChildFrame::OnSize(UINT nType, int cx, int cy)
    //everytime the window want's to restore
   if (nType == SIZE_RESTORED && IsWindowVisible())
        //maximize it!

   CMDIChildWnd::OnSize(nType, cx, cy);

Is this not working for your scenario?


 Ah, now you are forcing me to reveal more of the story. I don???t necessarily
want the main view to be always maximized ??? only to stay maximized if the
user has maximized it. So, investigating the OneMaxView sample I have
discovered that the following mod gives the desired result. (Adding
WM_CHILDACTIVATE to the message map).

void CChildFrame2::OnChildActivate()

It seems that if the top application window in not active when activating
the form frame then DefMDIChildProc wants to restore any other maximized
view, if the window being activated has the WS_MAXIMIZEBOX disabled.
Thanks again for pointing me to the OneMaxView sample.


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