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Make main form inactive while child is active.

Posted on 2011-09-27
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I have a program that has a menu that pulls up a new form.  The main form has a timer that fires every "n" minutes checking for a condition on the PC.  The new form comes up and accepts input, but when you click on the exit button, it won't exit until the delay timer in the main form fires.  How can I make the main form inactive while the child  form is active?
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Jacques Bourgeois (James Burger) earned 250 total points
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Disable the Timer before opening the second form.

Reenable it when the child closes.
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"... it won't exit until the delay timer in the main form fires."

How exactly did you implement this "delay timer"?...may we see some code please?
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I got if figured out.  I put a sleep(200) in the delay function and it allows the CPU to do other things.  Appreciate the input.
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Further research turned up a solution.
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Why not use a regular timer instead of a loop?...
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