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WPF App window.ShowDialog()

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Hi

I have an app which has a button that opens a second window and disables the window that opened it.  

This works fine, but if I browse away from the app and then click on it again in the task bar the disabled window appears ontop of the new window.

How can I get it to display the correct window when the app is clicked in the task bar.

My code so far is very simple:

Dim window As New Window2
window.ShowDialog()

Thanks
Brasso
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by:Gautham Janardhan
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you can set the AlwaysOnTop property of the child window to true. also when doing window.ShowDialog() if you are doing this from the parent window do this instead window.ShowDialog(this)
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by:brasso_42
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Hi

I used Topmost="True" and that worked a treat.  I dont understand the w.dow.showdialog(this) bit though.  

this -- is not recognised.  what differance does that make?

Thanks brasso
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Gautham Janardhan earned 500 total points
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ohhh vb.. forgot that it's me i think instead of this.
window.ShowDialog(me).. what it does is it tells that window 2's parent is current window
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Great thanks
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