Detecting Full Screen
Posted on 2004-09-16
I have a Delphi app that has the FormStyle property set to fsStayOnTop. The app needs to be on top of other apps - even when other apps are running in full screen mode (for example IE or Acrobat Reader).
What happens is that when an app goes into full screen mode a black box representing my app is displayed on top of the full screen application. (This can also be reproduced by opening Task Manager and then taking another app to full screen.) I need to detect the fact that another app has entered into full screen mode and then force my app to repaint. And here lies problem #2... Form.Repaint does not work. However, if I do a Form.Hide; Form.Show; all is well (would like to avoid the latter - but this is not critical).