Forcing a form to become the focus
Posted on 2001-08-28
Ok I have what is likely a dumb question, but I want to see if there's an answer. I'm writing a program that will convert datafiles from one format to another. I have everything working, with one small problem (or two, depending on how you look at it)
When the program runs and is not waiting for the user to do something (i.e. reading in old data record, writing new data record, ect..) the system treats the program as if it were not responding. Ctl-Alt-Delete shows the program not responding, and if it looses the focus (i.e. someone opens another window that covers the program) it does not re-appear till it complete's it's job and waits for the user to confirm a message that is displayed. I tried calling Form.Repaint every loop but that did not help. It still won't be visible and still shows as not responding.
Is there a way to make sure windows knows the program IS responding when it's running? If so, what do I need to do? Will that allow the form to be re-displayed if a window is opened on top if it, and then later removed? (closed, minimized, moved, ect...)