alex at tweedly.net
Mon Aug 9 14:47:52 EDT 2004
At 19:38 09/08/2004 +0100, Alex Tweedly wrote:
>Yes, MDI implies a single main window, with multiple child windows, each
>contained within the main window. A menu bar, status bar and task bar
>would be part of the main window, but their buttons/contents would apply
>to each (or often, the current) child window. (And individual child
>windows may also have their own, different task bars).
Sorry - I said task bar when I meant tool bar.
The taskbar is the (often hidden, pop-up) bar across the bottom of the
screen. When an application is NOT minimized, it should still have an entry
in the task bar; when minimized, it has only the entry in the task bar.
Dar Scott said:
>I'm with you. I thought a minimized doc would be be something in the
>bottom of the window. The taskbar would not be involved. Well, my VC++
>does this and an app I made deep in the last century did.
I'm used to that too - minimizing a child window produces an "icon" within
the main window. However, I have seen sometimes (maybe XP only, and maybe
only when the number of applications gets to be large enough ??) an
application with multiple child windows will have a single entry in the
task bar, but right clicking on it gives a pop-up menu which allows you to
select an individual one of the child windows. (Or something like that - I
don't use XP except when I need to fix something on my spouse's laptop).
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