Close Form in OnShow

I have a dll that does certain modem communication processes and thus displays updates via modal forms.

The process is started in the OnShow of a modal form and can terminate depending on certain conditions after which I display a status (on the modal form) and then it terminates after a short time. (same as a normal modem connection dialog box does with for example closing connection... etc.)

??What can I do to close the modal form in the OnShow event, or workaround except posting a message to myself to start the process.
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karooAsked:
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RBertoraCommented:
Have you tried:

sendmessage(Form.Handle,'WM_CLOSE',0,0);
or
sendmessage(Form.Handle,'WM_DESTROY',0,0);

Rob ;-)
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EpsylonCommented:
Do something like

  ModalResult := mrOk;

or

  ModalResult := mrCancel;
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karooAuthor Commented:
Rob,
I tried Sendmessage(Self.Handle, WM_CLOSE, 0, 0) in a small app in the OnShow event, it doesn't work.
Did not try WM_DESTROY because that will mess with the inherited close from my base form which needs to be executed in the OnClose, anyway it is my callers job to free the form and.

Epsylon,
Tried it(didn't work), I think that setting the modalresult is esentially the same as close for a modal form and that the Close method is called in the forms vcl unit.

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karooAuthor Commented:
aaaah:)

Rob,
this works:
Sendmessage(Application.Handle, WM_CLOSE, 0, 0);

obviously i have to pass the Applications handle and not the Modal forms handle

Thanks for the help just post an answer and i will award the points.

Ben.:)
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karooAuthor Commented:
do'h,

accepted the comment as the answer:)
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RBertoraCommented:
Glad it helped
Rob :-)
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