Apr 19, 2009
If I type this code (VB.net 2003):
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Dim myDialog As frmTestDialog
myDialog = New frmTestDialog
you'd expect some dialog window to appear in a non-modal state. For some reason, this isn't the case with a program I am working on. Most of the dialogs use ShowDialog() to open them, and one uses Show(). The second I try to show another non-modal dialog, the dialog appears in a modal state. Another strange thing is, before I show the dialog, there is code to shift the dialog location to centre it on the main form - this isn't executed either: the dialog appears at 0,0.
My usual trend is to blame myself for errors (usually the case), then I blame the software; I have checked every single line of code (including the generated code), and it all checks out - the dialog should be non-modal. But ... it's not. I've come across other errors in VB.net 2003; is this another instance?
I'll try creating a new dialog and displaying this non-modal, and see what happens. If it works, I can just transplant the code but this shouldn't be happening, just like if I go to a shop, ask for a cola, I expect a cola not a Chinese panda; more annoying, I return the panda, ask for a cola, and they give me the panda back do loop until I give up The system does using threading, but none of that code connects to the display dialog routines all dialogs are opened with more-or-less the above code (a few have simple validation routines).