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CPropertyPage refresh THEN do a dialog.domodal()

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I have two property pages in a ps, Tab1 and Tab2. I want a dialog to do a .domodal() when tab1 is set active. Logically I put the domodal in the OnSetActive function of Tab1. The problem is when I switch from tab2 to tab1, the .domodal is called and the dialog displays, but the background still shows tab2. I must have tab1 completely refreshed before the dialog does its .domodal. I've tried placing it in several places to no avail. Please help, thanks.
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Post yourself a user defiend (registered?) message in the OnSetActive.

In the handler for that message, pop up the dialog (DoModal etc).

That way, all the events that need to be processed to made tab1 active and visible will be done before the dialog pops up and gets in the way.
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That was an answer
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Hi,

Or, At the end of that function, set the timer using
SetTimer(1, 100, NULL);

Then map the WM_TIMER message to that page, and do the DoModal() there as

....::OnTimer(...)
{
KillTimer(1);
......DoModal();
.....
.....
}

Try it out.

VinExpert
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I've tried the Timer method, and I really thought the PostMessage routine would work, but alas...it didn't. Both run into the same problem. When the routine that is called by the Post returns, it generates an access violation. I've got some theories on this...

I actually came up with the solution on my own. I had to derive a UI Thread class from CWinThread and to an AfxBeginThread(RUNTIME_CLASS(CUIThread));

and that popped up a test message box, and closed without any fuss, which crashed the previous two methods. The other two methods DID work under debug mode, but that is obvious why..

Thanks anyways for the help and suggestions!
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Why is it 'obvious'?
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Sounds like you didn't do the suggested method correctly.

I'd like to see your code please.

Creating a thread is not good .. because the dialog won't be modal .. and threads can be problem.
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