Bug 15848 - Form.Deactivate event is not raised when another form is explicitly activated
Summary: Form.Deactivate event is not raised when another form is explicitly activated
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Class Libraries
Classification: Mono
Component: Windows.Forms ()
Version: 2.10.x
Hardware: PC Linux
: Lowest normal
Target Milestone: Community
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-10-31 12:14 UTC by John Thomson
Modified: 2017-09-01 11:56 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

Complete solution showing the problem (8.11 KB, application/x-gzip)
2013-10-31 12:14 UTC, John Thomson

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Description John Thomson 2013-10-31 12:14:10 UTC
Created attachment 5292 [details]
Complete solution showing the problem

Mono apparently fails to send the Deactivate event to a Form when another form is activated by calling its Activate() method.

The attached program demonstrates the problem. When run on Windows (you might need to rename the three .resources files to their original .resx names to build with VS), click "button1" on the original form; the popup form appears. Click "button1" in the popup form, and a message box appears. On Windows, the popup form is hidden; on Mono, it stays around.

The reason it should get hidden is because of code in its constructor (PopupForm.PopupForm):

   this.Deactivate += (sender, args) => this.Hide();

The action (this.Hide()) executes on Windows when _parentWindow.Activate() is called in PopupForm.button1_Click.

On Mono this action does not execute.

The fact that a third window (the message box) is activated immediately afterwards may be something to do with the problem.

Curiously, the event is raised properly (on both platforms) if the user manually clicks on another window. Somehow the explicit call to Activate() does not raise it.

(We are using our own build of Mono 2.10, with various bugs fixed. I haven't tried this with an unmodified 2.10, but I don't think we've changed anything relevant.)
Comment 1 Miguel de Icaza [MSFT] 2014-02-12 17:27:07 UTC
Setting priority to lowest, since Windows.Forms is no longer being developed actively.