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On The Project Start up i am loading a form. On Button Click i want to unload this form and want to load another form. What is the method to unload the current form
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Question by:ramkish18
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by:smlewisv
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Me.Close()
Using this will close the form and all the resources created within the form are also closed.

Me.Finalize()
Performs some cleanup operations before the objects is cleand by the garbage collector.

It all depends on what you have done before closing the form.

Hope this helps



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by:ptakja
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If you close the startup form, your application will quit.  What you need to do is add a Module that has a Sub Main procedure in it;   like this:

In the Main procedure, add the code to instantiate and run your first form:


Module Main
   Public Sub Main()
      Dim frm1 as New Form1
      frm1.Show()
      frm1.Dispose

      Dim frm2 as New Form2



   End Sub
End Modyule
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Crap....I hit the wrong button.  Here's the rest of the code:

Module Main
   Public Sub Main()
      Dim frm1 as New Form1
      frm1.Show()
      frm1.Dispose

      Dim frm2 as New Form2
      frm2.Show()
      frm2.Dispose

   End Sub
End Module

The Dispose method is used to destroy the form.  It won't actually be removed from memory until the Garbage Collector runs again.  The .NET Framework decides when to run the collector.  To force it to run you can call GC.Collect(), although this is not recommended.
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ptakja,

if you dispose the form after showing it, the form will be visible only for a very short time (almost 0) so you won't be able to do anything with the form. Instead of just showing the form you can use ShowDialog.
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by:ptakja
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smlewisv,

You are correct.  An oversight in my example.  Thanks for pointing that out.

Here's the corrected code.

Module Main
   Public Sub Main()
      Dim frm1 as New Form1
      frm1.ShowDialog()
      frm1.Dispose

      Dim frm2 as New Form2
      frm2.ShowDialog()
      frm2.Dispose

   End Sub
End Module
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by:ptakja
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Forgot one other important item, after you create the Main procedure, you need to go into Project --> <ProjectName> Properties.  Under the Common Properties category and General subcategory, you want to set the Startup Object to be "Sub Main".
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by:smlewisv
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no problem, ptakja.

One more thing. I don't know if this is the best way to run an application from within the sub Main.

I usually use as follows:

Public Sub Main()
   Application.Run(new Form1)
end sub

BUT, I haven't read anywhere that this or that is the best or the correct way to do it.

regards
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by:ptakja
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I have done both.  The issue with the Application.Run is that when Form 1 closes, the app will shut down, which is not what you desire.  Although you could probably execute it again with Form2.  I've never tried that though.
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Indeed, Application.Run is to be used with the main form, not with other.
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