Instant messenger type popup windows 
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 Instant messenger type popup windows

Hi All,

When a user is entering information into an app, it is really irritating to
have a Message() box pop up and take the application focus from the entry
field they were typing into. Most users will take their hand from the
keyboard to use the mouse and press the OK button, then go back to the field
they were in and start typing again.

Being able to notify the user of network or other non-critical events
without taking focus from the entry field via a instant messenger type popup
window, like in the article below, would be great.

http://www.*-*-*.com/

It should be easy for someone with C++ experience to take this code and make
it a DLL that could be called from Clarion.

Anyone interested?



Fri, 08 Apr 2005 16:01:27 GMT  
 Instant messenger type popup windows
Would be verry interested if anyone got it up and running..
If so keep me posted!!

Roel



Quote:
> Hi All,

> When a user is entering information into an app, it is really irritating
to
> have a Message() box pop up and take the application focus from the entry
> field they were typing into. Most users will take their hand from the
> keyboard to use the mouse and press the OK button, then go back to the
field
> they were in and start typing again.

> Being able to notify the user of network or other non-critical events
> without taking focus from the entry field via a instant messenger type
popup
> window, like in the article below, would be great.

> http://www.codeproject.com/dialog/taskbarnotifier.asp

> It should be easy for someone with C++ experience to take this code and
make
> it a DLL that could be called from Clarion.

> Anyone interested?



Fri, 08 Apr 2005 16:19:09 GMT  
 Instant messenger type popup windows
Hi Chris,

Instead of using Message(), how about opening a window with the
Toolbox attribute, so it won't steal focus.

Regards,
Steve

Quote:

>Hi All,

>When a user is entering information into an app, it is really irritating to
>have a Message() box pop up and take the application focus from the entry
>field they were typing into. Most users will take their hand from the
>keyboard to use the mouse and press the OK button, then go back to the field
>they were in and start typing again.

>Being able to notify the user of network or other non-critical events
>without taking focus from the entry field via a instant messenger type popup
>window, like in the article below, would be great.

>http://www.codeproject.com/dialog/taskbarnotifier.asp

>It should be easy for someone with C++ experience to take this code and make
>it a DLL that could be called from Clarion.

>Anyone interested?

Legal Labs, Inc.



Mon, 18 Apr 2005 02:53:04 GMT  
 Instant messenger type popup windows
Would probably be easier to just make it a run()-able exe that let you
pass text to it, but yes it would be nice.

--
Mark Riffey
Granite Bear
http://www.granitebear.com



Sun, 17 Apr 2005 21:53:13 GMT  
 Instant messenger type popup windows
Timed out by PROP:Timer, perhaps...


Tue, 19 Apr 2005 02:12:37 GMT  
 Instant messenger type popup windows
On a somewhat marginally related note<g>:

http://www.tooltips.net/

--
Mark Riffey
Granite Bear
http://www.granitebear.com



Mon, 18 Apr 2005 21:23:16 GMT  
 
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