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Modeless dialogs

Can modeless dialogs be activated from CMainFrame?  I have created a modeless dialog which I can easily activate from my CView class.  However I would like to call it from CMainFrame, and I keep getting various run time errors.  Any suggestions?
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jerm
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jannCommented:
If you use CFormView to build a modeless dialog, you can easily activate it through CMainFrame.
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tma050898Commented:
Jerm,

Yes, it is very easy to create modeless dialogs and use them from CMainFrame. Instead of copying and pasting the article, take a look at Q103788. It explains the steps necessary as well as some pitfalls to be aware of.

HTH,
Tom


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jermAuthor Commented:
Please excuse me for being slow, but what is Q103788 and where can I find it?
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RONSLOWCommented:
How about you tell us what errors you are getting.  Also try running in debug mode.

It should make no difference from where you start your modeless dialog.  What _does_ matter is the scope and lifetime of the modeless dialog class object (ie when you create and delete it).

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tma050898Commented:
jerm,

Sorry. Q103788 refers to a MS Knowledge Base article. It can be found on the MSDN by doing a search. Remember to uncheck the Search Title Only check box. Instead of posting the different errors that you are getting, I would suggest that you take a look at this article FIRST and make sure that you are doing everything per the article's isntructions. THEN, if you find that you are doing everthing correctly, post the exact errors that you are getting. That way I (or any other experts) can help you.

Tom

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tma050898Commented:
BTW, generally speaking, RONSLOW is correct in that the quality of the answers you receive is directly proportional to the detail included in the question itself.

However, in this particular case (since modeless dialogs are very easy to program), I believe that once you take a look at the KB article, you will see what you are doing wrong.

Tom

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jermAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the answers.  The KB suggestions worked fine.  I actually had the dialog box working fine, but it was being called from my CView class and I needed it to be called from CMainFrame.  Not exactly sure what the major difference is, but that is another question.
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tma050898Commented:
Is it working from CMainFrame now?
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