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Inside Macintosh: Processes
Chapter 2 - Process Manager / Process Manager Reference
Routines / Getting Process Information


Use the SetFrontProcess function to set the front process.

FUNCTION SetFrontProcess (PSN: ProcessSerialNumber): OSErr;
The process serial number of the process you want to move to the foreground. This number should be a valid process serial number returned from LaunchApplication, GetNextProcess, GetFrontProcess, GetCurrentProcess, or a high-level event. You can also use the constant kCurrentProcess to refer to the current process.
The SetFrontProcess function schedules the specified process to move to the foreground. The specified process moves to the foreground after the current foreground process makes a subsequent call to WaitNextEvent or EventAvail.

If the specified process serial number is invalid or if the specified process is a background-only application, SetFrontProcess returns a nonzero result code and does not change the current foreground process.

If a modal dialog box is the frontmost window, the specified process remains in the background until the user dismisses the modal dialog box.

The trap macro and routine selector for the SetFrontProcess function are
Trap macro Selector

Do not call SetFrontProcess interrupt time.

noErr0No error
procNotFound-600Process with specified process serial number doesn't exist or process is suspended by high-level debugger
appIsDaemon-606Specified process runs only in the background

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17 JUN 1996