CreateDialog Pecularity

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg87272] CreateDialog Pecularity*From*: "David Park" <djmpark at comcast.net>*Date*: Sun, 6 Apr 2008 06:42:50 -0400 (EDT)

I often like to use CreateDialog as an easy way to put material up in a window even through there is no active 'dialog'. However there is a strange feature in which if one makes the window floating then it also appears to become Modal, even if Modal is set to False. CreateDialog[ "Does Modal depend on the WindowFloating option?\nThis has \ WindowFloating \[Rule] False\nTry to evaluate another cell in the \ notebook", WindowFrame -> "Normal", WindowElements -> {"MagnificationPopUp", "HorizontalScrollBar", "VerticalScrollBar"}, WindowFrameElements -> {"CloseBox", "ZoomBox", "MinimizeBox", "ResizeArea"}, WindowTitle -> "Create Dialog Test", WindowFloating -> False]; CreateDialog[ "Does Modal depend on the WindowFloating option?\nThis has \ WindowFloating \[Rule] True\nTry to evaluate another cell in the \ notebook", WindowFrame -> "Normal", WindowElements -> {"MagnificationPopUp", "HorizontalScrollBar", "VerticalScrollBar"}, WindowFrameElements -> {"CloseBox", "ZoomBox", "MinimizeBox", "ResizeArea"}, WindowTitle -> "Create Dialog Test", WindowFloating -> True, Modal -> False]; 1 + 1 Try to evaluate the last statement with the two different CreateDialog statements. -- David Park djmpark at comcast.net http://home.comcast.net/~djmpark/

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