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Making a dialog modal to an applet

Posted on 2001-06-05
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Last Modified: 2006-11-17

       I have modal dialog which pops up on click of menu item from an applet. When I start my applet from appletviewer it is fine but when start it from my IE I can till go back to the browser, I know that if user kicks on the same menu again i can make sure that old dialog can be popped up by a simple logic.
        But I would like to know if there is any better way of doing this.

Question by:sobhan_genie
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ID: 6158501
You need to pass the applet frame to the Dialog ctor.
Try using the following to get the applet frame:

public Frame getAppletFrame()
  Container container = applet.getParent();
  while (container != null)
    if (container instanceof Frame)
       return (Frame)container;
  return null;


Expert Comment

ID: 6160598
Actually, this is a defect of IE. No applet dialogs are modal in IE, which really blows. The next best thing, is to design a mechanism such that "clickable" components underneath the dialog are deactivated until the user clicks "ok" (or whatever) in the dialog.

Hope it helps,
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Expert Comment

ID: 6161891
Yes but the above will at least force the dialog window to stay in front of the browser and not get lost behind it.

If you have to stop people interacting with your applet, then just 'cover' it with a glass pane setup to consume all events.
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