eWriter password prompt - always on top

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Darren Rose
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eWriter password prompt - always on top

Unread post by Darren Rose » Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:29 pm

Hi

Can I suggest that the prompt which appears to enter password for a password protected eWriter eBook should be set to always appear on top as it is often hidden under multiple open windows and as it doesn't show when doing alt+tab either it means having to manually minimize each window in turn until you find it...

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Re: eWriter password prompt - always on top

Unread post by Tim Green » Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:11 am

Hi Darren,

That's a good observation, thanks. 8)
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Re: eWriter password prompt - always on top

Unread post by Tim Green » Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:35 am

Hi Darren,

Update: That is a normal Windows modal dialog that belongs to the eViewer application. Those dialogs can't be placed on-top since they are alread on top of the application they belong to. The only way around that would be to make eViewer itself on-top, and that isn't an option.
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Re: eWriter password prompt - always on top

Unread post by Martin Wynne » Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:27 am

Tim Green wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:35 am
Update: That is a normal Windows modal dialog that belongs to the eViewer application. Those dialogs can't be placed on-top since they are alread on top of the application they belong to. The only way around that would be to make eViewer itself on-top, and that isn't an option.
Hi Tim,

Try showing the dialog using ShowWindow or ShellExecute with SW_SHOWNORMAL:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/window ... showwindow

That will activate it, i.e. bring it to the front of other applications.

cheers,

Martin.

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Re: eWriter password prompt - always on top

Unread post by Tim Green » Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:54 pm

Hi Martin,

Thanks for the suggestion but here I'm just passing on the response from the eViewer developer so I'm afraid I can't intervene in how it's implemented... :?
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Re: eWriter password prompt - always on top

Unread post by Darren Rose » Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:16 pm

There are plenty of ways of getting a dialog box to appear on top of other windows, I personally program in VB and C# and do it all the time, so i'm sure if the developers actually wanted to do it they could. It seems to be more a case of won't rather than can't. Shame as not much point in use feeding back if no one cares (not meaning you Tim).

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