I have an application that has a main form, and several other forms that are triggered (form.show) by buttons on the main form.
The main form runs more or less full screen (either maximised or as a window taking most of the desktop area).
Any pop up forms need to stay on top. You can have one or more pop-up forms open at any given time, and be able to work with either pop-up form.
The main form's FormStyle is set to fsNormal and all popup forms are set to fsStayOnTop. The popup forms can't be called by ShowModal because you may be working with several popup forms at any given time.
The following problem occurs intermittantly, on some computers more often than others.
The pop-up windows tend to disappear behind the main form, either immediately after calling form.show or after 5 or 10 seconds. The only way to get them back is to move the main form out of the way and click to regain focus, or to call the form.show method again from the main form (both unsatisfactory).
I want the pop-up forms to stay on top of the main form no matter what., I thought this is what the fsStayOnTop setting was for, but it does not work as expected.
There is a TTimer component on the main form which updates the main form every 2 mins, but the pop-up forms dissappearing do not appear to be linked to this.
Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.