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Opening an about window... then closing it

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Hi,

I have two forms: frmMain and frmAbout.

Effectively, I just want to show frmAbout as a 'showModal' state form when the user selects a menu item.

When the user finishes reading frmAbout i want him to be able to click on a close button and have the application focus return to the mainfrm.


I've been searching around and i've seen some very complex solutions to this- im sure there is a straightforward and VERY easy way to do this...



thanks
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by:S-Twilley
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       Dim frmAbout_inst As New frmAbout
        frmAbout_inst.ShowDialog()

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Is this what you were after?
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by:basetew
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S-Twilley is right. Don't forget to set frmAbout's StartPosition to CentreParent
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by:mnamiri
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and what about closing the form?
I immagine you just say Me.Close()

is that right?

additionally, would I need to de-allocate any memory etc. i have assigned to creating the new form?
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S-Twilley earned 750 total points
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to close the about form, you can use Me.Close (within the form code itself)... or use the close button (i.e. the cross in top right), or other standard method....

as far as i know, if you use...

        Dim frmAbout_inst As New frmAbout
        frmAbout_inst.ShowDialog()

within a method body and then close it... the memory will eventually be deallocated, but since this is not a memory intensive task and wont be repeated over and over in quick succession, the wait for the GC (garbage collection) to deallocate it from memory won't be a problem
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