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Floating base widget
- Subject: Floating base widget
- From: "Daniel Peduzzi" <peduzzi(at)mediaone.net>
- Date: Wed, 17 Nov 1999 13:21:37 -0800
- Newsgroups: comp.lang.idl-pvwave
- Organization: Road Runner
- Xref: news.doit.wisc.edu comp.lang.idl-pvwave:17342
I would like to create a window which can never be obscured by its
group leader, but I can't seem to force the window to remain "on top."
According to the IDL documentation, by setting the "floating" keyword
when creating a top-level base, the "floating base widget will always
appear above the base specified as the group leader."
In the sample code below, the second base is designated as "floating",
but I can easily obscure it with the group leader. I'm running IDL 5.2
on a Sun SPARC.
pro done, event
widget_control, event.id, get_uvalue=tlb
widget_control, tlb, /destroy
; Create simple main window
tlb = widget_base(title='Main Window', xsize=100, ysize=100)
widget_control, tlb, /realize
xmanager, 'mainwindow', tlb, /no_block
; Create another window with main window as group leader
popup = widget_base(title='Popup', tlb_frame_attr=31, /floating, group_leader=tlb)
cancelID = widget_button(popup, val='Cancel', event_pro='done', uval=tlb)
widget_control, popup, /realize
xmanager, 'popup', popup, /no_block
Is there something else I have to do to get the desired behavior?