Have a new dialog replace another one

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    Have a new dialog replace another one

    Hi,
    Is it possible to replace a dialog with another one. Lets say I have dialog A and B. A button in dialog A creates another dialog B. The problem is that although dialog A cannot be used while dialog B is opened, I would like the content of dialog B to replace the content of dialog A so that there is only 1 dialog open at any one time although an instance of class A and B still exists. I hope this makes sense. Thanks
    Amish

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    One solution is modeless style.

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    modeless style would allow the previous dialog to be accessible. I need the content of dialog A to be replaced or hidden by the content of dialog B. Therefore if a user moves dialog B, they won't see dialog A in the background. I don't just want to put all buttons in one dialog and then hide some and show some. That would be easy. They should be in different dialog boxes. That's my problem.
    Amish

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    ShowWindow(Dialog, SW_HIDE) or DestroyWindow(Dialog), that's what you're looking for?
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    No. Each dialog window is an independent entity.

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    Exactly each dialog has it's own class and is it's own object separate from the other dialog. The only link would be when one dialog create the other one and gets a handle to the child object or something like that.
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    Ok so it seems to work now. This is what I did. Create a main dialog box A with frame, border, etc... Then create a second dialog B without any frame and set with style child. Then create a modeless version of dialog B from A. It would seem that dialog B appears inside the frame of A and covers all the original buttons of A. So far so good. I hope this is the end of my issues. Thanks for your answers.
    Amish

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