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modal dialog always on top

sakthivel palaniappan
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Joined: Jul 04, 2001
Posts: 4
Does anyone know how to create a modal dialog box in Java Swing that is
always on top of other components (i.e., can't be hidden by the other
components until the user closes it)?
thanks
Paul Stevens
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Joined: May 17, 2001
Posts: 2823
You mean like look at the API and use the constuctor with the modal flag.
Javaoops
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Joined: Jun 21, 2001
Posts: 57
Hi
When u create a modal dialog, it is always on the top of the application until it is closed.
JDialog(Dialog owner, boolean modal)
set modal as true.

sakthivel palaniappan
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Joined: Jul 04, 2001
Posts: 4
thanks for ur reply,
i got the modal dialog
but i want the dialog to be on top of all applications
Paul Stevens
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Joined: May 17, 2001
Posts: 2823
IMO that is bad user design. As a user I don't ever want someone locking up all of my other applications by having another modal application. If a user wants to switch, why should you prevent them?
sakthivel palaniappan
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Joined: Jul 04, 2001
Posts: 4
that is my client's requirement.
This dialog pops up from a crm console,whenever there is some user activity(email,chat request,etc).As these needs to be answered immdly,the dialog should be on top of all apps to get the console owner's attention
 
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