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I have created a client project in C# with .NET 2.0.  My project has two main "Canvass" forms A and B with several floating palette forms.  I want the palettes to stay over the active canvass form, even when the user moves the palettes.  Right now the tool palettes appear over which ever canvass form has focus A or B, but when the tool palettes are moved then form A always regains the focus, which is not what I want.  I want the user to be able to move the palettes and not have the currently active canvas form lose focus.  What do I need to do?
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by:Mike Tomlinson
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Are you using an MDI interface or are these all seperate forms in the same EXE?
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by:tsmolskow
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All seperate forms in the same EXE
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by:tsmolskow
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I figured it out, when I would instantiate the forms I was using the following code:

         FloatingBar floatBar = new FloatingBar();
         floatBar.Show(this);  

I changed it to:

            FloatingBar floatBar = new FloatingBar();
            floatBar.Show();  

And it works fine.

So now my question is - do I get 500 points for answering my own question? 8)
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Yes you do.

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