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Forms opening up with focus in background?

If you work with an installation where forms in MS Dynamics AX are opened in the background then the following code fix might help out here:

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Add a new static, client-side method to Classes\Application, as below:

client static void disableWindowGhosting()



DLLFunction DLLFunction;

container con = WinAPI::getVersion();


if (conpeek(con, 1) == 6) //Vista and Win7/Win2008R2 only


//this will disable window ghosting for this process only, for its lifespan only

DLL = new DLL(‘USER32′);

DLLFunction = new DLLFunction(DLL,’DisableProcessWindowsGhosting’);;



Add a call to this from Application.startupPost(), like this:

if (hasGUI())