I need to know how to make the htmlhelp call in MFC CWnd
class from forcing the help window to the top. In RoboHelp HTML we
tried compiling Help with Advanced Windows Properties - Extended
Styles - Top-most Window checked and not-checked. In both cases,
the Help window stays on top when we view Help from our program.
Our users want to be able to reference the program and help
I think the user needs to minimize the help window to get
back to the application. According to the Microsoft help on HTML
Help, the "owned window" (Help viewer) always stays on top of its
calling window. I know there are hoops one can jump through to
create "modeless" dialogs in MFC so there may be a way a developer
can tweak the help call but I'm not aware of any.
A way to get the app and help side by side with equal windows
that can trade focus is to call the help from Windows, so that it
is not called by the program. Then the two programs can coexist on
the screen without the help always being on top.