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In vb6 I would open a form, then set focus back to the form I was on, so the new form would be in the background.

how do I do this in vb.net?

        FrmTestCommands.Show()
        FrmMain.SetFocus()
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Question by:jackjohnson44
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try this:

dim myTestForm as new FrmTestCommands
myTestForm.show()
me.focus
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U can write

   'Create the object for the form u want to show
    Dim objFrmTestCommands as FrmTestCommands

   'Instantiate the Object
    objFrmTestCommands = New FrmTestCommands
    'show the form u wanted
    objFrmTestCommands.Show()
    'and Then set the focus to the Main Form by the statement
    FrmMain.focus()
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by:tsay
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that's like EXACTLY what I told, but only you use 2 times the code...
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by:cwile
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This is a pretty dirty way, but it works


    Dim frm2 As New Form2
    Dim frm1 As New Form1

    frm2.Show()
    frm2.SendToBack()
    frm1.Show()
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