13 Replies Latest reply on Feb 17, 2017 11:29 AM by PatFerguson

    Modeless window using "palette" does not stay up in CS5

    Kenneth Evans Level 1

      I am having trouble running a modeless dialog with CS5 (on Windows 64-bit).  My own script does not stay up and neither does the SnpCreateDialog.jsx snippet that  comes with the ESTK and is supposed to demonstrate modeless dialogs.  I have  tried:


      1. Running from the Scripts panel
      2. Add #target photoshop
      3. Being sure the drop-down menu says Photoshop, not CTSK


      as suggested in an older discussion at http://forums.adobe.com/message/3008230#3008230.  (I decided to make a new discussion as that one was marked answered.)


      It also does not stay up when moved into the Photoshop Scripts folder and run from the File menu in Photoshop.


      The relevant code in SnpCreateDialog.jsx is:


      function SnpCreateDialog() 
           this.windowRef = null;
       Functional part of this snippet. 
       Create a window of type "palette" (a modeless dialog) and display it.
       @return True if the snippet ran as expected, false otherwise.
       @type Boolean
      SnpCreateDialog.prototype.run = function()
           // Create a window of type palette.
           var win = new Window("palette", "SnpCreateDialog",[100,100,380,245]);  // bounds = [left, top, right, bottom]
           this.windowRef = win;
           // Add a frame for the contents.
           win.btnPanel = win.add("panel", [25,15,255,130], "SnpCreateDialog");
           // Add the components, two buttons
           win.btnPanel.okBtn = win.btnPanel.add("button", [15,65,105,85], "OK");
           win.btnPanel.cancelBtn = win.btnPanel.add("button", [120, 65, 210, 85], "Cancel");
           // Register event listeners that define the button behavior
           win.btnPanel.okBtn.onClick = function() {
                $.writeln("OK pressed");
           win.btnPanel.cancelBtn.onClick = function() {
                $.writeln("Cancel pressed");
           // Display the window
           return true;
       "main program": construct an anonymous instance and run it
        as long as we are not unit-testing this snippet.
      if(typeof(SnpCreateDialog_unitTest) == "undefined") {
          new SnpCreateDialog().run();


      If  I put a breakpoint on the "return true;" line, then I can see that the dialog has, in fact, been created and is visible, but it has returned from win.show() and will go away as soon as the script continues.


      Any help would be appreciated.