Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 144
  • Last Modified:

Crazy question

Is there a way?
In many application I must to call my forms MODALS,
but I need to be able to click in the form or the  pgm. that call my form(like: Internet Explorer) even if the form called is MODAL!!!!!!!!!

API(maybe)??

300points for the good answer.
Thanks
0
dosyl
Asked:
dosyl
  • 4
  • 4
  • 3
  • +2
1 Solution
 
anthony_glenwrightCommented:
Why do you have to call your forms as modal?  The desired behaviour you describe is that of non-modal forms.
0
 
dosylAuthor Commented:
Because It is a ocx to use on Internet Explorer,VB, VFoxPro and anywhere. FoxPro, IE, need Modal form.
0
 
dosylAuthor Commented:
Scuse it is LIKE a message, but the user must be able to click in the form that call the "message".
0
Concerto Cloud for Software Providers & ISVs

Can Concerto Cloud Services help you focus on evolving your application offerings, while delivering the best cloud experience to your customers? From DevOps to revenue models and customer support, the answer is yes!

Learn how Concerto can help you.

 
anthony_glenwrightCommented:
So you are calling a method and showing the form with code like:

frmMyForm.Show vbModal ?

Are you specifying an owner?  (as the second parameter to .show).  Do you get a particular error message if you show the form as non-modal?
0
 
Richie_SimonettiIT OperationsCommented:
following Anthony's thinking:
frmMyForm.Show vbModeless, Me
0
 
Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
do you want something like a top most window (just like the help files)?

Private Declare Function SetWindowPos Lib "user32" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal hWndInsertAfter As Long,
ByVal X As Long, ByVal Y As Long, ByVal cx As Long, ByVal cy As Long, ByVal wFlags As Long) As Long

Const SWP_NOSIZE = &H1
Const SWP_NOMOVE = &H2
Const SWP_NOACTIVATE = &H10
Const HWND_TOPMOST = -1
Const HWND_NOTOPMOST = -2
Const SWP_SHOWWINDOW = &H40

Dim num As Integer
Dim chkChangeByPrm As Boolean

Public Function SetTop()
   SetWindowPos Me.hwnd, HWND_TOPMOST, 0, 0, 0, 0, _
       SWP_NOACTIVATE Or SWP_SHOWWINDOW Or SWP_NOMOVE _
       Or SWP_NOSIZE
End Function

Public Function SetNOTOP()
   SetWindowPos hwnd, HWND_NOTOPMOST, 0, 0, 0, 0, _
       SWP_NOACTIVATE Or SWP_SHOWWINDOW Or SWP_NOMOVE _
       Or SWP_NOSIZE
End Function
0
 
dosylAuthor Commented:
emoreau, My form ia already on the top with: Private Declare Function SetWindowPos Lib "user32" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal hWndInsertAfter As Long, _
but I must to be able click in the calling form.

anthony_glenwright
my form is call like this:
Form2.Show 1

else If I write it like this:From2.Show, the pgm. doesn't work.I have the message that the Non Modals Forms are not accepted.
0
 
Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
if your form is already on top, remove the 1 after the show and it should work correctly.


>>else If I write it like this:From2.Show, the pgm. doesn't work.I have the message that the Non Modals
Forms are not accepted.

what is the err number? can you send and example of this application?
0
 
anthony_glenwrightCommented:
Hmm... I have actually run into this before, with a MS project add-in.  It also doesn't allow non-modal forms, and gives an error if you try to show one.

The bad news is, I never found a solution.
0
 
dosylAuthor Commented:
emoreau:
The error is #406. I cannot remove the 1, else I have the error with IExplorer and FoxPro. If I keep the 1, I cannot access to the calling form.!!!!!

I tought something like a timer with the Interval 500 to set the focus to the calling form and set the focus to the called form every .5 second. But how???????????

Thnks anthony
0
 
Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
0
 
Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
This question appears to be abandoned. A question regarding it will be left in the Community Support
area; if you have any comment about the question, please leave it here.

Unless there is objection or further activity, one of the moderators will be asked to accept the comment
of <emoreau>.

The link to the Community Support area is:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/jsp/qList.jsp?ta=commspt

DO NOT ACCEPT THIS COMMENT AS AN ANSWER.
0
 
MoondancerCommented:
Thanks, emoreau  for your help here.

I have finalized this question, and will monitor it for comments.

Moondancer - EE Moderator
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

  • 4
  • 4
  • 3
  • +2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now