Message box appears behind form !??
Posted on 2002-07-30
In my application a range of invoices can be printed. After the invoices are printed a message box (MessageDlg) pops up which indicates that the printing is ready.
Strange thing that sometimes happens on some pc's is that the message box won't be displayed on top of the form, but seems to be BEHIND the form.
I can see the printing is ready and that the program must have launched the message box; code before the message box is executed, code after the message box is not. The form of my program (an MDI-Child) however has focus instead of the message box. The form cannot be closed or moved; the whole program can't even be closed. The user can only quit the program using the Windows NT task manager.
I tried to change the MessageDlg message box to a ShowMessage message box, but the problem persists. The problem is difficult to trace because it doesn't occur always.
Can anyone tell me what could cause this behaviour? And is there a way to solve this?