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PaulMather



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:24 pm    Post subject: BringWindowToTop Reply with quote

My program contains the following line:
OK=BringWindowToTop(main_window_handle)
Slink says BringWindowToTop is missing.
It didn't seem to have any effect on the runtime behaviour of the program, but I do recollect seeing some correspondence about the routine, perhaps in this forum (yes, I've done several searches without finding anything. I guess that my program is not trying to execute this statement because the user has chosen a series of options that do not require BringWindowToTop but I won't always be so lucky. Is there any other way of bringing a window to the top of the pile?

Thanks for reading this

Paul Mather
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PaulLaidler
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BringWindowToTop is declared, for example, via INCLUDE <WIN32API.INS>. You could alternatively use WINDOW.INS or one of the equivalent modules.
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LitusSaxonicum



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a reminder that %ww[topmost] keeps the window on top, as distinct from bringing a window to the top, if that's any help.

Eddie
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John-Silver



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this post has once again brought about a revelation for me ... a RTFM type revelation .....
I've discovered this nugget of a page (via a google search, when looking for 'INCLUDE Win32appi.ins' which I'd personally never seen before) ...
http://www.silverfrost.com/ftn95-help/clearwinp/util/compileroptionsanddirectivesforwindows.aspx
It's a v.g. description of what the 'INCLUDE' directives, and 'WINAPP' are all about.
Everyone who uses FTN95 should read and absorb it.

Of particular interest also for the speed-tuners amongst yee are the suggestions there to create you're own customised user-defined files to include' instead of the full ones containing thousands of definitions ('the full set'), which will dramatically speed up compile times.
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John-Silver



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

as far as the original question is concerned , Paul (Mather) your:
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It didn't seem to have any effect on the runtime behaviour of the program

is a bit disconcerting.

Shouldn't it create a fatal error at link time Paul (Laidler) ???

Whether or not the user might select or not a particular option(s) (Paul M's hypothesis) is kind of waiting fo the horse to bolt out of the stable door.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am guessing that the call was just commented out.

p.s. Edited comment - it's British summer time so not quite so early as it seems.
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John-Silver



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

shouldn't that be:
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'it's british summertime so it's actually earlier than it seems'

or
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'it seems not to be so early as it actually is'

(since the clocks go back in the autumn, so 5h48 would be in reality 4h48 in real time ... GMT !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nW_MJRscgHE&pbjreload=10
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