Application Focus Issues

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Posted 9 years ago by Andy Fouse
Version: 9.2.0514
Platform: .NET 3.5
Environment: Windows XP (32-bit)
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Hi,

We are seeing a focus issue with the actipro window / ribbon never losing focus even when it is not the primary window.

To reproduce, open the Actipro ribbon browser in a minimized state (so it does not take up the entire screen). Then open IE or Word and place them in a minimized state so that it is smaller than the Actipro ribbon. With the IE or Word application as the active window, mouse over the Actipro ribbon browser. The tool tips still pop-up.

If I do this with word and IE, the inactive application does not trigger tooltips.

Why do the tooltips come up when the application is not active?

Andy

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Posted 9 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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Andy,

WPF tooltips seem to raise regardless of whether the app has focus or not. You can see this with a normal Window that has a Button with a tooltip on it.


Actipro Software Support

Posted 9 years ago by Andy Fouse
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Do you have a solution / recommendation for how we can avoid this? If you do the same thing with MS Word, everything is inactive.

Are you saying this is a WPF thing and we cannot avoid?
Posted 9 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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Our screen tips mimic the normal WPF tooltip behavior which you can repro with a plain Button containing a ToolTip and see the same thing. Sorry but I don't believe there is any sort of option to do application focus checking with tooltips.


Actipro Software Support

The latest build of this product (v2019.1 build 0681) was released 1 month ago, which was after the last post in this thread.

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