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jushlwest
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I want to be able to press the other buttons on my screen when open dialog.

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vprise
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Joined: 2003-11-07

FYI dimming is unrelated to the ability to dismiss a dialog when pressing outside of bounds. Dimming is determined by the setTint color of the parent form.

You can also use a glass pane which is harder to use than a dialog but doesn't block input in any way.

vimald
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Joined: 2010-11-06

You can go about the requirement by doing this

    public void startApp() {
        Display.init(this);
        Form form = new Form("BackForm");
        Button btn = new Button("ShowDialog");

        btn.addActionListener(new ActionListener() {
            public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent event) {
                new MyDialog().show();
            }
        });

        form.addComponent(btn);

        form.addCommand(new Command("LSK") {
            public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e) {
                commandAction1(e);
            }
        });

        form.addCommand(new Command("RSK") {
            public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e) {
               commandAction2(e);
            }
        });

        form.show();
    }

    public void commandAction1(ActionEvent event) {
        //process action 1
    }

    public void commandAction2(ActionEvent event) {
        //process action 2
    }

    class MyDialog extends Dialog {

        MyDialog(Form form) {
            setDisposeWhenPointerOutOfBounds(false);
            //Turn off the tint for this Dialog
            //Now store the commands'LSK' and 'RSK' bounds from 'form'
        }

        public void pointerReleased(int x, int y) {
            if(/*within commandLSK x/y bounds*/) {
                commandAction1(new ActionEvent(this, x, y));
                dispose();
                return;
            }

            if(/*within commandRSK x/y bounds*/) {
                commandAction2(new ActionEvent(this, x, y));
                dispose();
                return;
            }

            super.pointerReleased(x,y);
        }
    }

I dont understand why would you want to have the clickability around the Dialog when they are inherently designed to grab user attention / provide feedback.

jushlwest
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Joined: 2011-11-14