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From Greg Brown <gk_br...@verizon.net>
Subject Re: How to open two windows
Date Sat, 05 Mar 2011 21:50:13 GMT
Can you paste in the background of this thread? It's kind of hard to follow without it. Thanks.

On Mar 5, 2011, at 2:48 AM, mukadobo wrote:

> Not quite what I want...
> 
> I, too, can get multiple windows, and by sending a new java.awt.Frame as the
> owner argument to DesktopAplicationContext.createDisplay(...) I get a new
> window that stacks independently from my main application window
> &lt;hooray!>.
> 
> BUT - There is no minimization capability.   Not only can't I minimize the
> secondary display frame (not even programmatically, say within a button
> Action), it doesn't even "auto minimize" with the main application window
> (which makes sense since I'm specifically trying to avoid a parent
> relationship to eliminate stacking restrictions).  This leaves me with a
> "permanently raised" window on the screen (unless I close/terminate/kill
> it).  The best solution I constructed is to have an in-window button whose
> Action delegate does this:
> 
> ((MainWindow)
> source.getWindow()).getDisplay().getHostWindow().setVisible(false);
> 
> 
> (Which complifikates my application by requiring some other window, e.g. the
> "truly main window", to be able to turn the visibility back on.  I suppose
> this could be handled using a DisplayListener delegate - but that all seems
> so... well, complifikated... &lt;sigh>.)
> 
> I think whole state of affairs is because Pivot is using an extension of
> java.awt.Dialog (the HostDialog)  as the basis for the Display.  (Is this to
> make it work consistently between desktop and applet?).
> 
> Needless to say, the situation is quite annoying &lt;grrr>.  I have no
> concern about applets for this application (at least not yet).  I hope
> there's something I'm doing wrong or have missed or misunderstood or some
> secret sauce you can share...
> 
> TIA
> 
> PS - Despite this frustration, I'm liking Pivot very much.
> 
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