Thread: Independent System Modal Toolbar

  1. #1
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    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?


  2. #2
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    You could remove the minimise from the dialog. Or if the user minimises it just hide the main dlg / window with


    Process the WM_SIZE msg and look for the (wParam == SIZE_MINIMIZED) to tell when the user has minimised.
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