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Close all sub windows

I have MainForm and SubForm in project and I create several instances of SubForm from MainForm by using:

SubForm f1 = new SubForm();
f1.Show();

SubForm f2 = new SubForm();
f2.Show();
...
...

Now - what code can I use from MainForm to close all SubForm instances at once?
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antonybrahinCommented:
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Carl TawnSystems and Integration DeveloperCommented:
If this an MDI window, or just a standard window? If it's a standard window tehn you would be better off holding the references in a list which you can then iterate over and close the sub windows:
List<SubForm> childWindows = new List<SubForm>();

// open a couple of new windows
childWindows.Add(new SubForm())
childWindows[childWindows.Count-1].Show();

childWindows.Add(new SubForm())
childWindows[childWindows.Count-1].Show();

// close all child windows
foreach(SubForm child in childWindows)
{
    child.Close();
}

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w00teCommented:
I don't have VS on me right now, but I believe this is a quick solution to close all forms except the one you're currently on.  As long as you dont have multiple forms of other types you wish to keep open, this should be a simple and quick solution.

-w00te
foreach (Form form in Application.OpenForms) 
{ 
    if (form != this)
        form.Close();         
} 

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I_want_to_knowAuthor Commented:
foreach (Form form in Application.OpenForms)
{
    if (form != this)
        form.Close();        
}


This seemed like very quick way but throws exception. I donĀ“t have the exception message in english so I try to translate it: "The collection was edited. The enumeration operation will probably not launched. " Sorry for this clumsy translation. But you will probably know, what exact english message it relates to.
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I_want_to_knowAuthor Commented:
After little research I found the reason for the exception and solution:

List<Form> list = new List<Form>();

            foreach (Form f in Application.OpenForms)
                list.Add(f);


            foreach (Form f in list)
                if(f !=this)
                f.Close();

Found here: http://www.csharp411.com/close-all-forms-in-a-thread-safe-manner/
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I_want_to_knowAuthor Commented:
Both had some useful information
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