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win32 dialogs versus fullscreen OpenGL

Posted on 2011-03-19
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Hi,

Since Vista/Windows 7 i'm having trouble with a fullscreen OpenGL window obscuring win32 dialogs. This wasn't a problem in XP, where the dialogs remained on top of the OpenGL window. If the OpenGL window is smaller, there is no problem.
It's not that i'm creating a fullscreen window as such, i'm just creating a borderless window with the same dimensions as the screen. If i make it just one pixel smaller (horizontally or vertically) all goes well.
Any idea's?

Kind Regards,
Daniel Dekkers
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I expect using the Windows API to tell the dialog window to go on top could solve the problem.

How are you creating the dialog?  (i.e. Do you use the Windows API to do so?)
Is the dialog modal?  (Making it modal might solve your problem.)
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by:DoZo1971
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Hi StormSeed,
Solved it (forgot to remove the question).
You have to set WGL_SWAP_METHOD_ARB to WGL_SWAP_COPY_ARB in the pixelformatdescriptor. That works on nVidia (MacBook Pro). Hope it works on ATI cards as well.
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For the effort ;-)
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