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Thread: Custom_JDialog

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    Default Custom_JDialog

    Hello,

    I have very specific issue and need help on how to solve it.

    Say we have main frame and two dialogs A and B. Main frame is owner of A and A is owner of B.

    I would like to have dialog or frame C which will be non-modal and always on top,
    no matters where user is (on main frame, dialog A or B). Also dialog C should
    always exist (while main frame exist).

    If i make main frame to be owner of C and set always on top to C then everything
    will be fine, except when we are on A or B. If user is on dialog A or B and clicks on
    dialog C, dialog C will disappear and go behind .
    If i make dialog A or B as owner of C then when i close dialog A or B, dialog C
    will also be closed.

    Maybe i am going to wrong direction, and hopefully someone have another idea how to achieve this.

    Best regards.

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    Default Re: Custom_JDialog

    If you want it to be always on top of all frames (even those from other applications) you can use the setAlwaysOnTop() method.

    frameC.setAlwaysOnTop(true);

    I don't think there's any mechanism for changing the z-order of JFrames and JDialogs other than toFront() or toBack(), though (both of these methods change the focus of the window).

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    Default Re: Custom_JDialog

    Hi,

    I was already set always on top to C, but i forgot to set modal to false to all child dialogs and that was problem. Now i got dialog always on top of all other frames and dialogs.

    Best regards.