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VB: HOW TO LOAD THE SAME FORM TWICE??

Posted on 2004-04-12
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Hi all,

I have an application that a "father" and his "son" are using the same form.  The only difference is I used a boolean to identify whether this is "father" or "son".  The question is how can I open / load "father" and "son" simultaneously.

Should I need to write class to do it?? If so, any sample code??

This is quite urgent for me.  Thanks all, man / girls!!! ^_^
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by:Dabas
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Hi wbmsc:
VB6? VB.NET?
Also not clear what you mean by "father" and "son"

Dabas
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by:wbmsc
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VB6.  Oh sorry... May be I ask the question in this way.  How can I open the same form twice, let's say "frmCustomer", simultaneously and appear on the screen??

B Rgds,
Kenny

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by:Ryan Chong
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You need to define a New Form Object:

Example:

In vb 6:

Dim frm As New Form1
    frm.Show

in vb.net

Dim frm As New Form1()
            frm.Show()
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Ryan Chong earned 50 total points
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so, try this:

Dim frmSon As New frmCustomer
frmSon.Show

Dim frmParent As New frmCustomer
frmParent.Show

cheers :-)
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wbmsc:
I support ryancys second answer

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by:wbmsc
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Thanks ryancys, it exactly what I looking for and I can now open the same form with different parameters into it.

As I seldom to use the form as a new object, so ask a stupid question... Thanks, by the way.

Cheers!! ^_^

Kenny
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by:wbmsc
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Well, but another question is, if I call frmFather.DisplayResult and frmSon.DisplayResult, all the global variables are not properly recognized.

For instance, I have
Public mstrButtonName as string

Option Explicit
.
.
.

However, when I try to locate frmFather.mstrButtonName, it returns me a null value.  Is there any more stuff that I need to pay attention?
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by:Ryan Chong
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>>if I call frmFather.DisplayResult and frmSon.DisplayResult, all the global variables are not properly recognized.
If you mean to use same variable in all of the forms (modules) in your application, you can declare the variable in the Module. Try add in a Module, then declare your variable there:

Public mstrButtonName as string

Glad could make helps ;-) cheers
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