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problems displaying a second form during first form's load event

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I have a main entry screen for a contact manager that has some buttons which
can launch various other forms and these launch without any problems. I
check if the form already exists and set focus to it, or instantiate it and
show it otherwise. The user can flip back and forth by design.

The problem comes in when I am trying to launch a script in a form that
guides the user through a script that directs him/her step-by-step how to
fill in the contact form. I am launching this form from the _load event of
the main screen. when I do this, the main screen keeps focus and I cannot
access the script form.

I found I could launch the form modally on a seperate thread (bizarre but it
worked), but this makes debugging difficult because then when I get an error
the debugger breaks on the .showmodel statement in the main form and not
where the error is in the second form.

Anyone have a way for me to launch another form when the first one is
loading Other than the way I am doing it?


Scott Emick
Web Programmer
Fox International
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Nov 21 '05 #1
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