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Hide a .NET Window Form using Win32 API

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Opening a .NET created Window form in VB 6 using late binding. I want to hide that form using some other application throught Win 32 API [using ShowWindow API]. But while HIding form is geeting closed.

To stop the closing event, we called e.cancel=true but it is not able to stop the closing event of the form.
   
To Open a .NET Window Form:
 
Public a  As Object
Private Sub Command1_Click()
    Set a = CreateObject("WindowsFormsApplication1.Form1")
     a.Text = CStr(a.Handle)
    a.ShowDialog
End Sub
 
 
To Hide the form using other VB6 application following API has been used:
 
Private Declare Function ShowWindow Lib "user32" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal nCmdShow As Long) As Long

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Question by:utkarsh_agrawal
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Here's some c# code on having the window hide itself:
http://www.codeproject.com/KB/cs/windowhider.aspx?display=PrintAll&fid=3881&df=90&mpp=25&noise=3&sort=Position&view=Quick&fr=26

Maybe you should expose a method from the DOTNET app called Hide that uses the above code to tell it to hide itself.

Why are you doing ShowDialog?  Try just Show...if that causes problems set the owner of the dotnet Window to the vb6 window handle and see what happens.
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