modal dialog box is open

-= JB =- sundown at pacifier.com
Tue Mar 25 09:58:36 EDT 2008


Hi Mark,

Thanks for the info.

-=>JB<=-


On Mar 25, 2008, at 6:12 AM, Mark Schonewille wrote:

> Hi JB,
>
> You should be able to display modal dialogs from other modal  
> dialogs. This is normal. However, you cannot bring any window,  
> including other modal dialogs, to front by clicking on it while a  
> modal dialog is on screen. Nor can you edit any modal dialog. You  
> need to make it toplevel to edit it.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Mark Schonewille
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> On 25 mrt 2008, at 02:18, -= JB =- wrote:
>> Concerning Modal Dialogs the dictionary says;
>>
>> While a modal dialog box is open, other windows cannot be edited  
>> or brought to the front. Because of this, you should use modal  
>> dialog boxes only when a stack must obtain feedback from the user  
>> before it can continue.
>>
>> I am able to open a stack as a modal dialog but from that modal  
>> dialog stack I am able to
>> open another stack and it can also be a modal dialog if I want it  
>> to be.
>>
>> So when it says;
>> other windows cannot be edited or brought to the front.
>>
>> What windows are they referring to?
>>
>> Does it mean I should not be able to open a stack as a modal  
>> dialog from a modal dialog?
>> Are there potential problems if I do?
>>
>> thanks,
>> -=>JB<=-
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