From an MDI application call MDI Parent method from MDI Child - And Visa-Versa??

Posted on 2007-11-26
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
I have an MDI Application:

How do I call a MDI Parent method from my MDI Child form?

And visa-versa - how do I call a MDI Child method from my MDI Parent?
Question by:VirtueTech
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by:Jaime Olivares
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your mdi child has an MDIParent property.
But you have to cast it properly before using:


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I get an Error when making this call:
   ((MainForm2 )this.MDIParent).AddCamerastoButton();

'SW24RC_DevEx.ChildMDItestForm' does not contain a definition for 'MDIParent'      

- Strange this is "Intellisense" allows me to choose the MainForm2.AddCamerastoButton method.
- ChildMDItestForm = my Child form
- MainForm2 = my Parent Form
- AddCamerastoButton() method is on my MainForm2 = MDI Parent method

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Jaime Olivares earned 500 total points
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sorry, it should be MdiParent
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How Can I do this from the Child MDI form?

Meaning how can I call a Parent method from the child?
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by:Jaime Olivares
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Something like I stated earlier:


Author Comment

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Yeah...I was tryng something like that, trying to use Intellisense to figure it out, but I had no luck.

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jaime - please reffer to the following NEW question on the subject of calling a Child method from the Parent Form:

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