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ShowDialog Method (IWin32Window)
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CommonDialog.ShowDialog Method (IWin32Window)

Runs a common dialog box with the specified owner.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public DialogResult ShowDialog(
	IWin32Window owner
)

Parameters

owner
Type: System.Windows.Forms.IWin32Window

Any object that implements IWin32Window that represents the top-level window that will own the modal dialog box.

Return Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.DialogResult
DialogResult.OK if the user clicks OK in the dialog box; otherwise, DialogResult.Cancel.

This version of the ShowDialog method allows you to specify a specific form or control that will own the dialog box that is shown. If you use the version of this method that has no parameters, the dialog box being shown would be owned automatically by the currently active window of your application.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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