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Modal form doesn't show up in Windows Task Bar

emidiod
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I am loading an application modal login form.  If I tab away from it it does not show up again and it is not shown in the task bar.  Is there any way to make it show up in the task bar.  Yes, i do have ShowInTaskbar set to true.  I would like it to stay modal becuase it is loaded as part of a startup module.  I could use a doevents while the form is visible but it just seems that there is a better way.  Is there?
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The solution, is hiding other windows or disabling them.

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I do not have any other windows visible in the app.  I am just starting the app and loading only the login form

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Does the form have a caption?

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Yes it does have a caption but no control box

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You are loading the Login Form from a Sub Main()?

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Yes I am loading it from a Sub Main()

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Unfortunately this is by design and there is no real way to do what you want.  

MS has an article about it @:

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q178/7/54.asp




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