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Re: CreateDialog Pecularity

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  • Subject: [mg87303] Re: [mg87272] CreateDialog Pecularity
  • From: Curtis Osterhoudt <cfo at lanl.gov>
  • Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2008 05:16:30 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: LANL
  • References: <200804061042.GAA14418@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: cfo at lanl.gov

   Though I'm not quite sure I understand "Modal", I tried both of your 
examples ( 6.0.1.0 on 32-bit Linux ). They both displayed the floating 
windows, and in both cases I could evaluate other cells (even if I 
put "Modal ->True". 

                    --C.O.

On Sunday 06 April 2008 04:42:50 David Park wrote:
> 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.



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