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Hiding a MDI Child Form

Posted on 1999-07-14
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-04-06
Hi, I have a MDI Application and one MDI Child Form which is
an Auto-Create Form (Not created as needed).

Every time I try and close this form, it just get's minimized.

Is there any way I can hide this form (with out destroying it) and show it back again sometime without having to create it at runtime?


Question by:jconde2
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rwilson032697 earned 150 total points
ID: 1388572
Do this:

  ShowWindow(MDIForm.handle, SW_HIDE);



Author Comment

ID: 1388573
Thanx raymond!

If i use what you told me to, the form minimizes.  Once it's minimized, if I close it again, it hides up fine.

what I did was to use ShowWindowAsync instead and it worked fine.

I used SW_RESTORE to show it back again!


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Expert Comment

ID: 1388574
Thats odd! I wrote a little test app to try this out and the ShowWindow with SW_Hide (done in the OnClick event of a menu item) worked just fine!




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