I am rewriting an old application in VS2010 that was developed in vc++6.0. I am trying to keep the basic structure of the GUI the same which consists of a main Dialog in which I have multiple child dialogs. All the child dialogs except one are simple with no border, title bar or system menu. This works fine in VC++6.0, but on VS2010, none of the controls that I have in those child dialogs show up when I run the program.
Am I missing something simple here that I am not aware of?
Its a MFC dialog based application. Main dialog is created when the application is created using "New Project" wizard and the child dialog is created by inserting a "Insert Dialog" in resource view and then adding dialog controls to it.
A tooltip should be a top level window to ensure that it is visible. It is only shown when requested by the user and closed when clicking anywhere with the mouse. So it does not interfere with other GUI elements. If you have a working solution I would stay with that.