Introduced with the original Mac OS X were dialog sheets:
As I understand (not being a Mac user) these sheets are modal, requiring user interaction in the current window, but not limiting the user elsewhere.
I'm just starting work on a new project where this kind of "limited-scope" modality might be very useful.
I like the idea that my users will be able to switch away from one activity to another without having to cancel partial results.
I'm also pretty sure I can emulate the look and feel with WPF.
But, should I?
What are the benefits and drawbacks of dialog sheets as seen in Mac OS X?
Might it be worthwhile to emulate these?
[I figure this might need to be a community wiki post - but I can't see the checkbox, probably because I've low reputation. Can someone flip the switch for me? Ta.]