Really activate window on Win98

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    Really activate window on Win98

    I inserted all known commands for activating dialog box, but it appears greyed (non-activated) on Win98 - user still must click the mouse to reach window. Therefore on W2K dialog behaves OK.
    Code:
    <Resource script:>
    DIALOG DISCARDABLE  STYLE DS_MODALFRAME | DS_SETFOREGROUND | DS_CENTER | WS_POPUP | WS_CAPTION | WS_SYSMENU
    ...
    <WINAPI WinMain:>
    DialogBox( GetModuleHandle(NULL), MAKEINTRESOURCE(IDD_START), NULL, StartProc);
    ...
    BOOL CALLBACK StartProc(HWND hstart, UINT Message, WPARAM wParam, LPARAM lParam)
    {
    	switch(Message)
    	{
    	case WM_INITDIALOG:
    		SetWindowPos((struct HWND__ *)hstart, HWND_TOPMOST, 0, 0, 0, 0, SWP_NOMOVE | SWP_NOSIZE);
    		SetActiveWindow(hstart);
    		SetForegroundWindow(hstart);
    	break;
    ...
    Is this problem related with my actions before DialogBox? But I really have no owner window - need to start with DialogBox. Anyone uses this technique?
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    Have you tried to use just setactivewindow? Try combinations of either one, both, or both in diff orders...I'm at school and can't compile anything to check, but as far as I know that code is correct.
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    refresh desktop

    To Waldo2k2: thnkx, you helped.
    Yes, it's not necessary to use so many functions.

    Another back issue on Win98SE: desktop / background window after closing dialog remains not refreshed. What I should add to my ending code?
    Code:
    switch(Message)
    {
    	case WM_COMMAND:
    		switch(LOWORD(wParam))
    		{
    			case IDCANCEL:
    				EndDialog(hinfo, IDCANCEL);
    			break;
    		}
    	break;
    	return TRUE;
    	default:
    		return FALSE;
    }
    return TRUE;
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