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Tech Tip: Using DIALOG with the new * parameter
PRODUCT: 4D | VERSION: 11 | PLATFORM: Mac & Win
Published On: October 30, 2008
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There is a new optional * parameter for the DIALOG command in 4D v11 SQL. This parameter allows the form being displayed with DIALOG to be opened in a new window, in the current process, while the pre-existing window is still responsive. Previously if the DIALOG command was used to open a form in a new window that window acted as a modal window and the pre-existing window was unresponsive.

If the new * parameter is used when calling DIALOG there must be a window in which to open the form (created via the Open window or Open form window commands). If not a syntax error will be returned and the DIALOG command will fail.

For more information see the documentation on the DIALOG command:

https://www.4d.com/docs/CMU/CMU00040.HTM