How to navigate from one form to another form in C# in a windows application?

Posted on 2007-03-21
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I have a windows based application with 2 forms Login.cs and welcome.cs built in MS Visual Studio.Net  2003. I have a button in the Login page that user will click and it should bring the user to the welcome page and close the login page. I would like to know the C# code that will briing you go to another page after clicking the button.  An example of code will be very helpful. Thanks!
Question by:cepproducer

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badbearontour earned 45 total points
ID: 18763923


The following should do it:
btnLogin_click(......) // this is the button click handler on your login form
   welcome myWelcomeForm = new welcome();;


Author Comment

ID: 18763992
Thank you! This works fine but how about closing the login windows?

Assisted Solution

zajda82 earned 40 total points
ID: 18764065
Show the window modally

MyWindow w = new MyWindow(); // login window
if(w.ShowDialog() == DialogResult.OK)
// login window closed with OK result
WelcomeWindow ww = new WelcomeWindow(); // welcome window
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Author Comment

ID: 18764210
Hi zajda82:

    i tried your code but the new windows that come out is still the login page and the original login page also wasn't close automatically. Can you help?

Expert Comment

ID: 18764482
show me some code of how are you doing that
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by:Mike Tomlinson
Mike Tomlinson earned 40 total points
ID: 18766488
Use main() in Program.cs to show your Login form.  Then only use Application.Run() if login was actually successful...

    static class Program
        /// <summary>
        /// The main entry point for the application.
        /// </summary>
        static void Main()
            Login lgn = new Login();
            if (lgn.ShowDialog() == DialogResult.OK)
                Application.Run(new welcome());

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