I have put together a program that works / looks much the same as the Windows 2000 Manage option.
the program has a tree menu, and a panel on the other side that depending on which option you select opens that form / page.
now these pages are all in different DLL's, and are created useing the form CreateParented procedure giving me the required result of a simple menu with different option screens all on one page.
Another reason i did this was some of the screens are also available as programs in there own right, a simple DPR that calls the dll, pops up the form and it just acts like a normal program. simple.
now on one of the screens i have a memo, just a standard TMemo, and if it is running as a single program, or as a popup form from the main menu program, or the first time you run the individual form as a parented window it works fine. BUT if when the form is parented i move to another application and then back again, all navigation keys( up, down, left, right, Alt, CTLR ) do not work.
i have tried setting an on keypress and keydown event and they are just not being called at all. WHY.
if i close the dll form and reopen it again its fine.
If the form is in popup mode rather than parented mode it will allways work fine, only when parented does this happen.
i have checked through out the entire source code and i am not accessing any keypress / keydowns any where ( apart from my own TMyEdit in my package). but that obviously does not have an impact on a TMemo miles away.
im absolutely baffled.
any advice / thoughts / work arounds / fudges / fixs welcome.