Holy cow, I wrote a book!
Somebody I'd never heard of
sent me email with a general programming question.
(This is one of the top ways of instantly
making me not interested in talking to you.)
I have a modal dialog box which I hide with ShowWindow(SW_HIDE),
and I want to enable the parent window so the parent window will get focus
and keyboard input.
Is this possible?
If so, how do I do it?
"Although a dialog box procedure could potentially
enable the owner window at any time, enabling the owner
defeats the purpose of the modal dialog box and is not recommended."
How do I go about enabling the parent window?
This is like asking for a cheeseburger and then
trying to peel every last bit of
cheese off the patty to turn it into a plain hamburger.
Since the cheese has already melted into the crevices of the burger,
you're going to be picking off tiny flecks of cheese for a long time.
If you want a modeless dialog box, then just make a modeless dialog box.
(This is what MSDN is trying to tell you in slightly more