Minimize Application rather than child form on Minimize Button

Posted on 2003-02-28
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Last Modified: 2010-04-07
Hi there

I am calling a form using a "frmXXX.show vbModal, me"
from the calling form. I require this form to be modal so that changes made can be reflected in the calling form when the user exits.

My problem:

  When the user clicks the minimize button, the top form minimizes and the inactive form behind it stays up and un-moveable.

How can i fix this problem? I was thinking add in code to the minimize button to minimize the *entire* application..but how do i do this?

Thanks in advance, and sorry for the small amount of points, I mistakenly gave away 300 on my last question (um..doh.)

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bob_online earned 200 total points
ID: 8042610
You can
a)  Remove the minimize button from the modal form on the property page in the form design view, or
b)  In the Resize event of the modal form add code

   otherform.windowstate = me.windowstate
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Expert Comment

ID: 8042637
If option b is used,can the form be maximized?

Author Comment

ID: 8042696
Nice i like the B option and thanks for the quick reply!!!

the only thing is now, is when i restore the application by clicking on the taskbar, it brings up the "other" form still disabled and shows my top form as minimized in the corner.

is there anyways of ensuring that the modal form resizes properly on restore (back on top)


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Author Comment

ID: 8058175

I'm trying to use  otherform.windowstate = me.windowstate

this only solves half my problem (minimizing) but when i restore from taskbar the modal form does not restore


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increased points to 50..

any help?


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Moderator, my recommended disposition is:

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