Form.ShowDialog() strangeness

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    Form.ShowDialog() strangeness

    I am writing a program that will help to keep track of maintenance on PCs at the company I work for. An issue I'm running into is that I have a form that I call ShowDialog() on, which in turn creates another form and calls ShowDialog() on that form. when the second form is closed with OK or Cancel, the one that created it closes as well. Is there any way to prevent this behavior?

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    Simple. Call "Close" instead of whatever you're calling which closes the entire program.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magos View Post
    Simple. Call "Close" instead of whatever you're calling which closes the entire program.
    it's not closing the entire program. I have the main window, which we'll call 'main' for the purposes of this discussion. we then have form1, upon which I call ShowDialog(). form1 then creates form2, and calls ShowDialog() on that. when I call Close() from form2 it closes form1 and form2, leaving only main. it's like the signals from form2 are getting forwarded to form1 or something.

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    Why not post the code so we won't have to guess?
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    I've had this issue before. You have to be seriously specific about what form you are closing. VERY.

    It's also better to hide first, and make sure the forms only inherit from the base Form, and not from other stuff that they both share.
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    any time I close a form I am working with, I always say this.Close(). is there any more that I need to do, such as setting DialogResult or anything?

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