(**Update from Buyer: At this point, I have several bids that have enclosed samples that lead me to believe that they have the answers that I need. So while I have not picked a coder yet, If you have not already bid you might save yourself some time.
Also, many of you included hints on forcing a window to pop to top, the bid is to do that as well as force it to STAY on top. Thank you )
This is for an windows messaging application which produces an critical alert/popup window. We need this window to stay on top of the Windows desktop ( the window is dismissed when the human operator takes an action on the popup)
The application was written in Delphi, and the technique suggested should work on Win 98/ Win 2000/ Win XP
We know how to make the popup window to stay on top of other popups of the *same* Delphi application -- what we are looking for is for the popup window to stay on top of ***ALL*** other windows on the desktop. In other words, no matter what other applications are running, the popup from our application with the critical alert should also be on top of any other window from any application. ( For example, this is default behaviour of the Windows Task Manager application that you can get to following ctl-alt-del and selecting Task Manager)
1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.
2) Deliverables must be in ready-to-run condition, as follows (depending on the nature of the deliverables):
a) For web sites or other server-side deliverables intended to only ever exist in one place in the Buyer's environment--Deliverables must be installed by the Seller in ready-to-run condition in the Buyer's environment.
b) For all others including desktop software or software the buyer intends to distribute: A software installation package that will install the software in ready-to-run condition on the platform(s) specified in this bid request.
3) All deliverables will be considered "work made for hire" under U.S. Copyright law. Buyer will receive exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased. (No GPL, GNU, 3rd party components, etc. unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the buyer on the site per the coder's Seller Legal Agreement).