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Checking visibility of dialog?? Not so simple?

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Hi guys, ... :) my problem is how to check if a dialog is visible( modal or non-modal ) . Easy, right?
Use IsWindowVisible...!! BUT I want to check it from another class and if possible , not by passing in
 pointers to the dialog object. Meaning, I want to use MFC function/s to get the object instance of the
dialog class with the id IDD_XXXXX and check whether that particulat object is visible or not, and/or call
the object's member functions. There should only be one object instance of that class at any one time...
simply, there will always be only one dialog of that particular class...

Thanks.... have a nice day!!

David Chong
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Question by:Haho
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by:danny_pav
ID: 1319890
Regardless of MFC, use the IsWindowVisible with the HWND.  HWND's are unique accross the system, not just to a process.
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by:duneram
ID: 1319891
or if you have the HWND you do a


long x = GetWindowLong(hwnd);
if (x & WS_VISIBLE)
{
   /* its visible */
}
else
{
 /* its not visible */
}

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Arkadiy earned 70 total points
ID: 1319892
You need to declare a static member in your dialog class. Something like

class CMyDialog : public CDialog
{
public:
    static BOOL IsDialogVisible(){return m_bNowVisible;};
private:
    static BOOL m_bNowVisible;

    afx_msg void OnShowWindow(BOOL bShow, UINT)
}






In the implementation:

BOOL CMyDialog::m_bNowVisible = FALSE;

void CMyDialog::OnShowWindow(BOOL bShow, UINT)
{
    ASSERT(m_bNowVisible != bShow); //this will fire when we have
       //more than 1 dialog shown/hidden

    m_bNowVisible = bShow;
}

This will set m_bNowVisible when the dialog is shown and reset it when it is hidden. You test tes the value the following way:

if (CMyDialog::IsDialogVisible())
{
    //whatever you need to do
}
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by:Haho
ID: 1319893
Thanks , sorry for the late reply... I was busy with my project...

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by:duneram
ID: 1319894
There are cases where this solution won't work, but good luck anyways.
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