Property page activation
Posted on 1998-05-06
I have a modeless property sheet that I use to display properties for selected items in a tree view. Whenever the tree view selection changes, the pages in the sheet are updated. (New pages may be added and irrelevant pages may be removed)
Because of the dynamic nature of the sheet pages, sometimes an active page may be removed when the user changes the selection.
This causes the sheet to make another page active. When this happens, the sheet window is made active.
This is not what I want because the user still expects to have the focus in the tree view.
I tried to prevent the sheet window activation by handling the WM_WINDOWPOSCHANGING message but it didn't work (I added the SWP_NOACTIVATE flag).
Using Spy++ I see that the sheet gets the WM_WINDOWPOSCHANGING and WM_ACTIVATE messages.
Do you know of a way I can prevent window activation? Or is there another way to work arround tis property sheet behaviour?