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How to give focus to GUI windows?

Subject: How to give focus to GUI windows?

From: MathWizard

Date: 5 Sep, 2007 19:24:16

Message: 1 of 3

Hi all,

In my application I have a routine that takes some time to calculate
things, then makes a graph using 'figure' and so on in order to save
this using 'print', and then shows a messagebox that it's ready. If,
during calculations, the user pops up another Windows application that
covers my Matlab application on the screen, I see that:

  * The Matlab graphs do not get on top of the screen, and that for that
reason the print statement does not save the contents of the graph to my
disk, but the contents of the other Windows application on the place
where the graph is supposed to be!
  * The messagebox stays underwater, covered by the other Windows
application and the user doesn't know that it's there...

Things like:

 * figure(fig_handle)
 * figure(msgbox_handle)
 * drawnow

do not seem to get the figures or msgbox on top of the screen. Does
anybody have a solution for this?

Thanx,

   Jeroen

Subject: How to give focus to GUI windows?

From: Yair Altman

Date: 6 Sep, 2007 06:50:10

Message: 2 of 3

MathWizard <no_mail@please.com> wrote in message
<46df022e$0$12427$e4fe514c@dreader24.news.xs4all.nl>...
> Hi all,
>
> In my application I have a routine that takes some time to
calculate
> things, then makes a graph using 'figure' and so on in
order to save
> this using 'print', and then shows a messagebox that it's
ready. If,
> during calculations, the user pops up another Windows
application that
> covers my Matlab application on the screen, I see that:
>
> * The Matlab graphs do not get on top of the screen, and
that for that
> reason the print statement does not save the contents of
the graph to my
> disk, but the contents of the other Windows application on
the place
> where the graph is supposed to be!
> * The messagebox stays underwater, covered by the other
Windows
> application and the user doesn't know that it's there...


Try the following hack:
jf=get(get(fig_handle,'JavaFrame'),'FigurePanelContainer');
jf.getComponent(0).getRootPane.getTopLevelAncestor.setAlwaysOnTop(1);

Note: this relies on undocumented & unsupported Matlab
functionality

Yair Altman
http://ymasoftware.com

Subject: How to give focus to GUI windows?

From: MathWizard

Date: 6 Sep, 2007 17:32:20

Message: 3 of 3

Yair Altman wrote:

>MathWizard <no_mail@please.com> wrote in message
><46df022e$0$12427$e4fe514c@dreader24.news.xs4all.nl>...
>
>
>>Hi all,
>>
>>In my application I have a routine that takes some time to
>>
>>
>calculate
>
>
>>things, then makes a graph using 'figure' and so on in
>>
>>
>order to save
>
>
>>this using 'print', and then shows a messagebox that it's
>>
>>
>ready. If,
>
>
>>during calculations, the user pops up another Windows
>>
>>
>application that
>
>
>>covers my Matlab application on the screen, I see that:
>>
>> * The Matlab graphs do not get on top of the screen, and
>>
>>
>that for that
>
>
>>reason the print statement does not save the contents of
>>
>>
>the graph to my
>
>
>>disk, but the contents of the other Windows application on
>>
>>
>the place
>
>
>>where the graph is supposed to be!
>> * The messagebox stays underwater, covered by the other
>>
>>
>Windows
>
>
>>application and the user doesn't know that it's there...
>>
>>
>
>
>Try the following hack:
>jf=get(get(fig_handle,'JavaFrame'),'FigurePanelContainer');
>jf.getComponent(0).getRootPane.getTopLevelAncestor.setAlwaysOnTop(1);
>
>Note: this relies on undocumented & unsupported Matlab
>functionality
>
>Yair Altman
>http://ymasoftware.com
>
>
>
It works! But you already knew that... Thanx :-)

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