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spoken
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Registered: ‎12-03-2010
My Device: PlayBook

Applications native window properties

I want to be able to create transparent, overlapping applications, that have window focus false.. maybe controlling applications native window properties of the air apps. I.e. Window.transparent=true; And window.focus=false; Will we be able to?

 

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jtegen
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Re: Applications native window properties

Give it a shot, but my guess is that it may not work.  All current applications are full screen applications.  Even if the background is transparent, there may not be anything to "see" in the background in how the desktop gets moved around when an application is activated.  If you get something different, please post screen shots.

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Re: Applications native window properties

We have tried the native window.transparent stuff and it seems we are unable or dont have the control to set it.. im hoping this can be a feature added with also the window.focus in conjunction with the ability to register apps as system modules that can run as passive utilities allowing us to make power tools of various concepts that integrate more tightly with OS (something along the same level as the Keyboard display in how its an air app that is transparent overlayed)

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Re: Applications native window properties

If you are referring to creating super apps that can control and interact with other program / data on the device then I agree it would be a great add. Fortunately there currently are plans to making this happen with the native and java sdk coming out in the near future. So although at the current moment it seems like a distant dream eventually it will be possible,
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Re: Applications native window properties

My only concern is that this become possible without the dependancy of developing through java or native, they could put mechanisms in place to control the wrapping native window of the app and its properties from within the air apps as3 itself.

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Re: Applications native window properties

Even something as simple as allowing the app.xml tags to actually apply to the wrapping window

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spoken
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Re: Applications native window properties

Been a little while since i checked in on this one too, anything new in the latest SDK that would allow for transparencies?

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jtegen
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Re: Applications native window properties

In the blackberry-tablet.xml file, setting transparent to true will do it.

 

<qnx>

<initialWindow>

<systemChrome>none</systemChrome>

<transparent>true</transparent>

</initialWindow>

...

 

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