Hmmm… WPF popup is always TOP_MOST

Recently I have this bug inherited from my good intern that WPF <Popup/> will always be TOP_MOST in terms of z-index. The bug scenario is that when you have another application (eg. notepad.exe) going on top of my WPF application (with Popup launched), Popup will be top most even though notepad appears on top of my app. So to fix this, I'm using some old Win32 tricks 🙂

[DllImport("user32", EntryPoint = "SetWindowPos")]
private static extern int SetWindowPos(IntPtr hwnd, int hwndInsertAfter, int x, int y, int cx, int cy, int wFlags); 

public class MyPopup : Popup
  protected override void OnOpened(EventArgs e)
    IntPtr hwnd = ((HwndSource)PresentationSource.FromVisual(this.Child)).Handle;
    SetWindowPos(hwnd, -2, posX, posY, (int)this.Width, (int)this.Height, 0);


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