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Moving MDI Child windows out of the client?

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I am trying to move the child window of a MDI app out of the client window and to get it to float above the desktop.  As soon as I get them all to float, I will hide the client area and the frame.

I can't change it from WS_CHILD to WS_POPUP, as the program crashes, and I can't change the parent, as it will crash there too.  I can remove the WS_EX_MDICHILD, but it doesn't do anything.  I've tried subclassing the window, changing on WM_SHOWWINDOW, and WM_CREATE, but it just doesn't seem to want to work. Any ideas?

(I am doing this system wide, so its not a weird app design, I am working on an interface change.  You can see an earlier beta at www.qwlsoft.com if you want to see what I mean)
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You can't reliably do it.  The MDI Client window is intrinsic to the operation of the MDI interface, and seperating the two is implossible.  You'll need to create multiple top level windows and management seperately, individually, all by yourself.

.B ekiM


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