Re: How to bring a dialog itself to top?

"AliR \(VC++ MVP\)" <AliR@online.nospam>
Mon, 27 Oct 2008 14:35:54 -0500
I think he might be doing it at the wrong time or something.

Just as a test, put a dialog based app together, in the OnInitDialog set a
timer for 10 seconds, in the timer method do the following:

void CDialogFocusDlg::OnTimer(UINT nIDEvent)
   if (IsIconic())



Run the app, and set the focus to something else (something that covers the
dialog is even better).


"David Lowndes" <DavidL@example.invalid> wrote in message

Thanks for your response. It sounds reasonable. While I'm writing an
application that is intended to be used by professional operators,

"professional operators" is a cop out clause I've come across before
:). We're all users at the end of the day and get annoyed when
someone's program thinks they know better than us. Your professional
operators are unlikely to be any different.

feature will significantly improve operators work efficiency. The operator
will only need to input and press enter rather than click on the dialog
first. And I did never some application implemented this. So I still want
find a way to implement this feature.

Have a google for AttachThreadInput and SetForegroundWindow and you'll
probably find a way of abusing the system.


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