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Java application a float on top of an application written in another language

ajam
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Last Modified: 2010-04-16
JDK 1.1.4
Windows NT Client 4.0

  I have an smalltalk application that takes up the entire screen and a java toolbar application.

  I want the java toolbar application or java application to stay a float on top of the smalltalk application
without taking focus from the smalltalk application.

  How do I do this?

thanks
Anthony
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AT the current time, there is no way to do what you request in Java. Keeping on application "always-on-top" is a function of the application's interaction with the desktop (root window). The JDK has very poor support for this kind of interaction. I'm sorry.

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How could I use the "C" language with Java using JNI?

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The JNI is fairly straight forward, but how to do what you request is dependent upon the platform on which you are deploying. Please be specific.

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OS/2 Warp 3.0 and NT 4.0 are the platforms

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Sorry again. It's been too many years since I've looked at OS/2 and NT is not my thing. I'm sure someone in one of those forums can give you the appropriate native code and then you can wrap it up in JNI.
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