Independent System Modal Toolbar

This is a discussion on Independent System Modal Toolbar within the Windows Programming forums, part of the Platform Specific Boards category; I have an application with a dialog and I would like to minimize the application, but leave the dialog window ...

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Posts
    1

    Lightbulb Independent System Modal Toolbar

    I have an application with a dialog and I would like to minimize the application, but leave the dialog window open. Currently the two minimize and hide together. Basically, I am trying to create a system modal toolbar out of my dialog. The dialog is system modal, but still minimizes with the application. Is there a way I can get the two windows to operate independently? Is there another approach I should take to creating a system wide toolbar?

    Thanks
    -Carp

  2. #2
    train spotter
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    near a computer
    Posts
    3,855
    You could remove the minimise from the dialog. Or if the user minimises it just hide the main dlg / window with

    ShowWindow()

    Process the WM_SIZE msg and look for the (wParam == SIZE_MINIMIZED) to tell when the user has minimised.
    "Man alone suffers so excruciatingly in the world that he was compelled to invent laughter."
    Friedrich Nietzsche

    "I spent a lot of my money on booze, birds and fast cars......the rest I squandered."
    George Best

    "If you are going through hell....keep going."
    Winston Churchill

Popular pages Recent additions subscribe to a feed

Similar Threads

  1. Linux database system needed
    By BobS0327 in forum Tech Board
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 06-11-2006, 03:56 PM
  2. measuring system resources used by a function
    By Aran in forum C Programming
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-13-2006, 04:35 PM
  3. BIOS system and memory allocation problem
    By beely in forum Tech Board
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 11-25-2003, 06:12 AM
  4. Problem Reporting System. Need Advide!
    By brunomiranda in forum Tech Board
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 09-25-2003, 09:21 PM
  5. the wonders of this system....
    By DavidP in forum A Brief History of Cprogramming.com
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-26-2001, 02:34 AM

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21