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keeping non-modal dialog on top of the main form

Posted on 2007-03-20
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How do you specify that a non-modal dialog should stay on top of the main form?  I don't want it on top of other windows.
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by:ziolko
ID: 18762541
you can try this:

procedure TForm1.FormActivate(Sender: TObject);
begin
  if (not Form2.Visible) then
    Form2.Show;
  Form2.BringToFront;
end;

ziolko.
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by:dopors
ID: 18768816
unit Unit1;

interface

uses
  Windows, Messages, SysUtils, Variants, Classes, Graphics, Controls, Forms,
  Dialogs, StdCtrls;

type
  TForm1 = class(TForm)
    Button1: TButton;
    procedure FormCreate(Sender: TObject);
  private
    { Private declarations }
    Form2: TForm;
  public
    { Public declarations }
  end;

var
  Form1: TForm1;

implementation

{$R *.dfm}

procedure TForm1.FormCreate(Sender: TObject);
begin
  Form2 := TForm.Create(Self);
  with Form2 do begin
    FormStyle := fsStayOnTop;
    Show;
  end;
end;

end.
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by:DSOM
ID: 18775062
the fsstayontop attribute makes the window stay on top of all windows not just the parent window.  the bringtofront does not make it stay on top.

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ziolko earned 500 total points
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try this:
procedure TForm1.FormActivate(Sender: TObject);
begin
  if (not Form2.Visible) then
    Form2.Show;
  PostMessage(Form2.Handle, WM_ACTIVATE, WA_ACTIVE, 0);
end;

ziolko.
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