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Display.getActiveShell() [message #464638] Fri, 25 November 2005 16:20 Go to next message
Lokesh Shah is currently offline Lokesh Shah
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Registered: July 2009
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Can someone explain what the Display.getActiveShell() method returns?
The javadoc says:
Returns the currently active Shell, or null if no shell belonging to the
currently running application is active.

What's confusing is the "currently running application" part.
So if I have a model dialog open, will this method return th e dialog
shell or my main window's shell?
What happens in case of a non-modal dialog?

Regards,
Lokesh
Re: Display.getActiveShell() [message #464645 is a reply to message #464638] Fri, 25 November 2005 21:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: mwilli.iastate.edu

Lokesh Shah wrote:
> Can someone explain what the Display.getActiveShell() method returns?
> The javadoc says:
> Returns the currently active Shell, or null if no shell belonging to the
> currently running application is active.
>
> What's confusing is the "currently running application" part.
> So if I have a model dialog open, will this method return th e dialog
> shell or my main window's shell?
> What happens in case of a non-modal dialog?
>
> Regards,
> Lokesh
>
>
This returns the currently active shell for the program that you are
calling it from. If you only have one shell for your application, it
will return that shell. But if you have multiple shells, it will be the
one that is currently "active" or on top.
Re: Display.getActiveShell() [message #464647 is a reply to message #464645] Sat, 26 November 2005 15:27 Go to previous message
Lokesh Shah is currently offline Lokesh Shah
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Thanks Mike.

~Lokesh
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