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Re: CreateDialog Pecularity

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  • Subject: [mg87356] Re: CreateDialog Pecularity
  • From: Jean-Marc Gulliet <jeanmarc.gulliet at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2008 05:39:23 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
  • References: <fta9j5$e72$1@smc.vnet.net>

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.

FWIW,

David, I did not encounter any problem with the code above. Indeed, I 
created several instances of both type of dialog boxes, going back and 
forth to the notebook and the windows and evaluation some other 
expressions. I used Mathematica 6.0.2 for Mac OS X 10.5.2 64-bit. I 
would bet that the issue is platform and version dependent, though this 
is not of great help!

Best regards,
-- Jean-Marc



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