Mobile Browser overlays

Robert Sneidar slylabs13 at
Thu Jan 24 13:06:40 EST 2013

I tried that once and it won't work. The browser control writes directly to the monitor (ver od). It's not an actual object. What that means is when you activate the browser, it writes over and obscures all other objects on the screen. They all become inaccessible. 

I was trying to write a simple app that went to a URL and displayed a full screen of a web based streaming video for someone who was very bad with computers, and also had poor eyesight. The idea was, just click on the screen once to show the video, and again to hide it. The show part worked, but I could not hide it because the browser overwrote all that was on the screen, in front or in back. 


On Jan 23, 2013, at 8:16 PM, Ralph DiMola wrote:

> I am trying to overlay a field on a browser control. It's my LC version of
> Android toast. I can't see the field even if I set its layer to top. Both
> Android and iOS do the same thing. Did I miss something or this not
> possible?
> Thanks.
> Ralph DiMola
> IT Director
> Evergreen Information Services
> rdimola at
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