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Microsoft KB Archive/107521

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FIX: WAIT WINDOW Forces FoxPro to Be Active Application

ID: Q107521

2.50a WINDOWS kbprg kbfixlist kbbuglist

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft FoxPro for Windows, version 2.5a

SYMPTOMS

When FoxPro for Windows is executing a WAIT WINDOW code segment, FoxPro will be brought forward as the active application, even if you have switched to another application by pressing ALT+TAB.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in FoxPro 2.5a for Windows. This problem was corrected in FoxPro 2.5b for Windows.

MORE INFORMATION

When you switch from FoxPro for Windows to another application, the application brought forward should remain active until it has been closed or until another application is brought forward.

Steps to Reproduce Problem

1. Open the Write application located in the Accessories group.

2. Press ALT+TAB to activate Program Manager, and then load FoxPro 2.5a for

   Windows.

3. Create a program with the following code:

      ****Begin Code Example****
      FOR X = 1 to 100000
          IF X % 1000 = 0
             WAIT CLEAR
             WAIT WINDOW NOWAIT STR(X)
          ENDIF
      ENDFOR
      ****End Code Example****

4. Run the program. 5. Press ALT+TAB to activate Write.

Note that every time WAIT WINDOW is called, FoxPro is brought to the foreground.

Additional reference words: FoxWin 2.50 buglist2.50a fixlist2.50b active on top front background KBCategory: kbprg kbfixlist kbbuglist KBSubcategory: FxtoolGeneral Solution Type : kbfix


Last Reviewed: October 14, 1997
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