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I have a form which displays temperature and humidity data for a device in the field. I have multiple devices. Rather than creating a separate form for each device, obviously it is much better to have a single form that I instantiate, pass data to, and display. The devices are listed in a treeview, and when the user double-clicks the node, I create an instance of the form, pass the device's data to the instance of the form, and display the form. All of this works perfectly. However, I have a challenge: If the form for a particular device is already open, I don't want another one opened when the user double-clicks the node.

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