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Modular Winform .EXE MDI Framework?

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I am looking for any info on creating an MDI WinForms application that
uses the "main executable" as a main window container (along with a
menu), but can launch other .exe from a menu that act as SDI forms
themselves.

Thanks.
Jul 21 '05 #1
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Cor
Hi

When you have a question about MDI, I would ask it in one of the language
newsgroups.

Although MDI is not popular to answer, and the one who was always answering
this questions in the newsgroup

microsoft.public.dotnet.languages.vb

was a long time inactive, but luckily I have seen that he becomes active
again, so maybe you are lucky there.

Cor
Jul 21 '05 #2

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Hello,

Thanks for your post. As I understand, you have a MDI WinForm application
which needs to launch other .exe to act as MDI child forms. Please correct
me if there is any misunderstanding. I now share the following information
with you:

As you know, it will start a new process for the .exe you launched from
your MDI WinForm application, so that it cannot be act as MDI child form.
To work around the problem, I suggest you to create a class library which
contains the MDI child forms. You MDI WinForm application can create the
forms in the class library and display them as MDI child forms. In
addition, I recommend you the following article which walks you through the
creation of a simple MDI application created using Microsoft Visual Basic
.NET

Getting Started with Windows Forms
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...us/dndotnet/ht
ml/getstarwinform.asp

Hope this helps.

Regards,

HuangTM
Microsoft Online Partner Support
MCSE/MCSD

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