SCSF Shell not visible. Running in windows 2000.

Topics: CAB & Smart Client Software Factory
Oct 13, 2006 at 5:30 AM
originally posted by: sarsfield

I am having an issue when launching the SCSF Shell.

If I click on the shell.exe and whilst waiting for it to load click on another application, the shell doesnt appear in the taskbar.
The delay between click and open can be afew seconds due to security checks.

The only way to get focus is by Alt+Tabing to select the app, or using BringToFront using the task manager.

Has anyone seen this before and have a solution?
Ideas more than welcome.
May 9, 2007 at 10:59 AM
Edited May 9, 2007 at 11:00 AM

We had the very same problem. I wasn't able to find the exact cause, but I traced it back to the creation and display of SmartParts in the Load-method of the ModuleInit.
We solved it by creating an event in the Shell and fire that event AFTER the shell is loaded (in the OnLoad override of the form), and in the ModuleInit we subscribe to that event and only then we display the smartparts we want to display.

Hope this helps.