- or getting a WM_SYSCOMMAND to a modal dialog.
An idea that initially seemed clever, has been haunting me a bit lately - I did put a modal dialog into a project before the main Application block (Initialize .. Run). Shame on me.
So the code looks similar to like this:
Application.MainFormOnTaskbar := True;
Application.Title := 'MyApplication';
and the TFrmLaunchSetting.Execute is just a class function returning the ModalResult, from its ShowModal.
But here comes the issue at hand - the Close Window in the task bars Jump List sends a WM_SYSCOMMAND that goes to the system menu in the main window - but if a modal form is shown the main window is disabled - and in this case I do not even have a main form yet.
So TApplication.HookMainWindow to the rescue - that would enable me to intercept messages sent to the main form - and act upon these.
So in the FormCreate of my modal dialog I hook the my hook function up like this:
And on FormDestroy I do the following:
The AppHookFunc goes as follows:
Result := False;
if Message.Msg = WM_SYSCOMMAND then
PostMessage(Handle, WM_CLOSE, 0, 0);
Result := True;
This way modal dialogs can react to Windows messages that normally be intended for the main form.
There are probably side-effects - but the issue at hand is solved - for now?
BTW: Yesterday was Delphi 26th birthday - I did not forget - but I am still wrapping up the present. Stay tuned.