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Ian Branch

Minimising Mainform but leaving sub forms normal

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Hi Team,

Some time in the not too distant past I sought a method for minimizing the main form but not any open sub forms.

I 'sourced' the technique from somewhere but cannot for the life of me remember what was required, nor, as I have the source code of the relevant App it is working in, can I divine what I did to make it work. 😞

It is going to be something simple but I just can't see it. 😞

Appreciate any thoughts/suggestions on the minimizing.  Don't need comments on my memory. 😉

 

Regards & TIA,

Ian

Edited by Ian Branch
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Hi Ian,

 

please give your topic a meaningful subject.

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I am trying to remember if I've seen this done in any app before, but I am coming up short?

What happens to child windows if main window is set invisible, I wonder?

 

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Hi Lars,

You would then need to put something in the Sub forms to make the Mainform visible again.

I don't have that.

Ian

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One alternative could be to have an permanently invisible main form, so that the perceived mainform also is a child?

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Hi Lars,

Yes I have seen that technique but it isn't what I have working here.

This is so frustrating. 😞

Ian

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What about setting Owner/Parent of the children to nil?
(I am just throwing pasta at the wall here now)

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Hmm.  Where does that happen?

If it is with this code "  TGenreTypesForm.Create(Self).ShowModal" then this works in the Working App.

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It depends on the window ownership (aka popup parent) relationships between your forms. What is that in your case? 

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