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This has to be easy.
I have a 2 form application.  I bring up the main form.  One of the functions can display a 2nd form.  Now, I want the user to be able to minimize the main form, without the 2nd form being minimized.  Minimizing the main seems to hide my 2nd one.
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by:ahalya
ID: 1350502
Well, if i am right you "Minimize" your application, not the forms. so i don't think that you can do this because MainForm.Minimize actually calls Application.Minimize.

You, ofcourse, can hide the MainForm while displaying Form2 if you prefer.
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by:bruintje
ID: 1350503
Hi KDW,

Try this

2 forms

form 1 with 2 buttons
form 2 with 2 buttons

this code in unit1

implementation

uses Unit2;

{$R *.DFM}

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
begin
  Form1.WindowState := wsMinimized;
  Form2.Show;
end;

procedure TForm1.Button2Click(Sender: TObject);
begin
  Form2.Close;
  Close;
end;

and this code in unit2

implementation

uses Unit1;

{$R *.DFM}

procedure TForm2.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
begin
  Form2.Hide;
  Form1.WindowState := wsNormal;
end;

procedure TForm2.Button2Click(Sender: TObject);
begin
  Form1.Button2Click(Self);
end;

Hope this helps
br(UINT)je.
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by:kdw
ID: 1350504
That would sort of work, but I really need to:
1)have the minimize come from the minimize border icon
2)Have clicking the TaskBar entry for the program bring back the first window
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by:BlackMan
ID: 1350505
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Thaddy earned 400 total points
ID: 1350506
In the closeQuery event of your second form, set Canclose to false. That's all....
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by:kdw
ID: 1350507
Man that was easy.  thanks.
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