Self closing Modeless dialog open from Modal Dialog switches Active Window in Windows.

Swapnil Prajapati 20 Reputation points

I have a Multiple document application.

From a menu / toolbar I open a Modal Dialog.

From this Modal Dialog , I open a Self Closing Modeless dialog.

Self Closing Modeless dialog : When the dialog is made inactive : handle WA_INACTIVE message : then I call DestroyWindow().

Thus the Modeless dialog gets auto destroyed.

After this focus does not again go in my Modal Dialog.

But, I observed that Active Window gets switched to another Window open in Windows.

I tried:

After destroying Self Closing Modeless dialog, I tried activating my Application window using AfxGetMainWnd.

		CWnd* pMainWnd = AfxGetMainWnd();

This helped me to avoid switching. But I am facing another issue is that My Modal Dialog is not in focus.

I tried setting Focus with SetFocus() method. But its of no use.

Please help me how can I activate & have focus in my Modal Dialog after auto destroying Modeless dialog.

I tried creating Self Closing Modeless dialog with

this->Create(MWPartImageOrientationDlg::IDD, pParent);

where pParent is the Modal Dialog.

I even tried

this->Create(MWPartImageOrientationDlg::IDD, AfxGetMainWnd());

But no benefit.

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  1. Viorel 110.1K Reputation points

    Try calling EndDialog( 0 ) instead of DestroyWindow.

    Remove SetActiveWindow and SetFocus.