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Problem with two Dialogs sharing a parent

James Hodgkiss
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I have an applet which appears as a button, and when the user clicks on it, a modal Dialog (mainDialog) is opened.

When certain events occur on mainDialog, a smaller modal Dialog (subDialog) appears.

Both Dialogs have the applet frame as their parents, and the problem is that input is be blocked to subDialog when it is shown.

I have tried to call mainDialog.setModal(false) just before subDialog is constructed and displayed, but it has no effect. (However, just to test, when making mainDialog non-modal at construction everything works fine).

Does anyone have the solution workaround for how I can make these two modal Dialogs successfully share the same parent?

Thanks in advance,
James
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Shouldn't the main dialog be the parent of the subdialog?


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James Hodgkiss
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Ernest, thanks for the reply. Unfortunately I'm working with JDK1.1 so the parent must be a Frame...
 
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