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c# center modal forms

my form launches 3 modal forms.  i'm trying to center the forms based on the parent form.  The first modal form centers based n the screen - no matter which form i launch first it's always the first one that centers based on screen and not on parent.  I have a workaround which is to first launch a blank form and then hide it, but does anyone know why this would occur?
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AndyAinscow

8/22/2022 - Mon
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AndyAinscow

You can have a look at the form properties - there should be one for the location of the form.  Select the option Center Parent and that should do what you want.
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pdering

Thanks!  I was leaving off the "this".
AndyAinscow

>>Thanks!  I was leaving off the "this".

Odd.  My suggestion works with just
            frmDialog dialog = new frmDialog();
            dialog.ShowDialog();

and I have checked that from idle_mind (with a minor change)
            frmDialog dialog = new frmDialog();
            dialog.StartPosition = FormStartPosition.CenterParent;
            dialog.ShowDialog();   //the 'this' is removed

and that also centers to parent
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