How to not show main app window and shoe modelss dialog boxes

How to not show main app window and shoe modelss dialog boxes

Post by Ahmed Qaz » Sun, 15 Sep 2002 06:55:09


I will really appreciate if some one could give me quick hint as to how NOT
to show my main window (MFC MDI-APP) and show some modeless dialog boxes
that the app creates ... after coming up.

If I let my main MDI app come up, then create my mode-les dialog boxes and
hide the app then, the mode-less dialogs are also hidden alongwith it.I have
been able to get round this by "creating" but not "showing" duing
InitInstance(0 and it works. Modeless dialog boxes show up where as app's
main window does not.

Hoever I was wondering if there is a better and the "right" way of doing so
..because this solution fails when I try to use a progress bar which needs
the main window as its parent!. In m yscenario, when mai nwindow is hidden,
my progress bar never shows up, therefore!



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Hi, everyone, I need your help now.

I am writing a program with login check. What I really want is to present
a welcome box first with User_ID and User_Password input and then jump
to the main window after user passes the login check.

Following is the code I wrote so far in Borland's OWL, which always
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by executing TApplication::InitInstance() will display the main window.
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