I seem to lose focus of the main Mogre Render WIndow as soon as I run the application. Any ideas how to fix this?
Using C# Express 2008 on Vista Ultimate 64bit.
I've done most of the tutorials. Everything seems to work fine except for the focus problem at startup. There is an error in Ogre.log:
23:20:36: Parsing script deferred_post_minilight.hlsl.program
23:20:36: OGRE EXCEPTION(2:InvalidParametersException): Parameter called lightSpecularColor does not exist. in GpuProgramParameters::_findNamedConstantDefinition at ..\src\OgreGpuProgram.cpp (line 883)
23:20:36: Error at line 29 of deferred_post_minilight.hlsl.program: Invalid param_named_auto attribute - Parameter called lightSpecularColor does not exist.
It is a non-fatal error, the program still functions, but it might be the source of the problem.
I don't know about this.
Do you have the problem if you comment out the specular lights?
A less-than-ideal solution can be to put the application window to foreground after start of application:
// this should be enough:
// maybe you need these:
Yes, most Ogre related things you find in the main forum.
Good that you searched there, too.
Also the main forum is the better place for things that are independent of Mogre itself.
There are much more people who read it. Keep it in mind, when you post a problem.
Of course you also can ask here
Compiling can be a little bit difficult. You also can try to use the debug versions of the MogreSDK.
But note - the Debug version has more depencies. Search for details in the wiki / Mogre forum.
If you found the source of problem, you can tell it here. This could help other people.
Personally I can't help for this, sorry.
Thanks for the responses at least
It helps to know someone is actually reading.
I'll definitely update if I find the problem.
The lightSpecularColor error is related to the DeferredShadingMedia included in the Media. I just removed the DeferredShadingMedia from the Media folder and I don't get the error anymore. I am unsure whether this media is used by any of the samples or tutorials but I definitely don't need it for my purposes.
The bad news is that it doesn't fix my problem with the application not being focused when I run it directly from the IDE.