[lazarus] Win32: parent form and taskbar button

Micha Nelissen M.Nelissen at student.tue.nl
Sun Aug 31 14:23:10 EDT 2003


Remember my patch to consolidate taskbar buttons by using the owner of a 

In the IDE the designer form, 'Form1' so to say, is not under parental 
control, so it has it's own button. This has the effect that when you 
click the MainIDE window, it focuses the source editor on top of the 
designer form. This is annoying because if you want to drop components, 
you will have to focus form1 again each time.

Actual question: could the designer code be easily modified to make the 
owner of a designer form the mainide too? And the environment options 
window and such too? Then this problem will disappear and everything 
will be under one button.

Question #2 (related): Because the environment options dialog (and the 
others too i presume) have their own button but are shown modal a 
strange thing happens. When the dialog is shown, you can click the main 
lazarus ide window, it gets focus, but it won't respond to any clicks. 
This is very annoying as one would think the ide has hung itself.



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