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window, frame, progressbar modal

Martin Borovnik

Joined: Aug 30, 2005
Posts: 8
isn't it possible to make a progressbar, frame or window modal to a frame?
the only way i found to hold these components on top is 'alwaysOnTop(true)'
but this is not, what i want.

my problem:

i want to load something on a server. my application is a jframe. at the time of the upload, my application should be disabled, so i can do nothing, but i see the progressbar. then, if something goes wrong, for instance, or i have other things to ask the user, i want to show a dialog. and now, there is the problem....when i close the dialog, and the parent frame is disabled, the parent frame loses the focus and gets behind any other window, for instance firefox or other applications. but the disable ist the only possibility to hold the progressbar on top. so there is a chain, that i cannot break!

dialog modal, progressbar on top of my application, application is disabled - other applications come on top after closing the dialog.

OR dialog and application is modal, but i can work in my application, while progressbar is there and nothing should be done AND after clicking into my app, the progressbar is behind my application.

i hope i could tell it, so that you know what i mean, my english isn't the best

hope, you can help me!

best regards!
Campbell Ritchie

Joined: Oct 13, 2005
Posts: 46367
Don't know. I looked up isModal() in the API index and that only applies to Dialogs.

But somebody else asked the same question earlier today on this same forum. Try here.
I agree. Here's the link:
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