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Hi,

I have an application, which, after a certain set of actions, refuses to close.

I can reproduce this consistently..

Using one method, I open a form, click any of a range of buttons (I've even removed the code from the button), then closed the form.
Using another method, I open a form, then closed it straight away.

Following the first method, anything I try to do to close the application is ignored.
Following the second, it closes normally.

This seems to me that either a thread is being left running somewhere or something else is preventing the form from closing.. has anyone come across this before ??

Smg.
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gregoryyoung earned 2000 total points
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http://www.jelovic.com/weblog/e41.htm

if this is not the issue I bet that it is still a controls validation failing during the close method

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by:nauman_ahmed
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Is it possible for you to put the code here. Just wanted to see how you are trying to close the form.

Thanks, Nauman
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by:gregoryyoung
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what is the meaning third link here ? Is this a mis copy/paste ?
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by:tovvenki
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Hi,
if you have done any validation checks like

private void textBox1_Validating(object sender, System.ComponentModel.CancelEventArgs e)
{
    'if condition not satisfied then
    ' e.Cancel = true;
}

this will prevent the form from getting closed(I have experienced this behaviour). Please check that.

I hope that this helps you.

Regards,
Venki
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by:smegghead
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gregory, you could just be a lifesaver, that looks very hopeful.. I will just have to implement the workaround now.

Rama.. More irrelevant links ?? I'm sure most people who ask questions do a simple web-search before asking, I've wasted quite a bit of time in previous questions reading through long pages (posted by you) only to find nothing relevant. Have you got a program that goes through all questions on EE, does a search in google, then posts a 'comment' in ee with the top 3 results ??
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by:gregoryyoung
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I hope that is the problem if not you can email me the code and I can try stepping through it to see what might be going on.

btw: If this were a threading issue the behavior would be slightly different. The behavior I have always experienced in a thread issue was that forms would close (as if they exited) but then if you went into your running processes the app was still alive.
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by:smegghead
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Yeah, I've encountered the same problem with threads too.

I'm fairly sure after reading the article you posted it will sort it.

Thanks for the offer.. maybe if that doesn't work and you have any other ideas, you could do a 'remote assistance' to me.. but I don't think that will be necessary

Thanks again.. I'll post the points when I'm sure that was the problem.

Smg.
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by:smegghead
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Well, it turns out it wasn't the same issue as mentioned above relating to OnControlRemoved.

I solved this by programatically going through all controls, and their subsequent children, removing them all.. it then allowed me to close the form.

I'll award the points to Gregory, as he pointed me in the right direction.

Here's the code I used to close all controls etc..

private void TryClose(System.Windows.Forms.Control MyParent,System.Windows.Forms.Control zis)
{
      while (zis.Controls.Count>0)
      {
            TryClose(zis,zis.Controls[0]);
      }
      if (MyParent!=null)
      {
            MyParent.Controls.Remove(zis);
      }
}


private void MyPanelView_Close(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{
      TryClose(null,this);
}

My App is quite complex in the way panels etc are arranged.. I basically have a main form which contains a tabcontrol, then each tab page contains a class derived from panel, which in turn contains multiple controls.

I'm sure this is a windows bug, as I shouldn't have to manually remove each control. Maybe I'm missing something somewhere.

Thanks anyway.
Smg.
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