Gets a collection of all the application's open forms.
Assembly: Microsoft.VisualBasic (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)
For more detailed information, see the Visual Basic topic My.Application.OpenForms Property.
The My.Application.OpenForms property gets a collection of all the application's open forms. The behavior is identical to the Application.OpenForms property.
The My.Application.OpenForms property returns all open forms, regardless of which thread opened them. You should check the InvokeRequired property of each form before accessing it; otherwise, it might throw an InvalidOperationException exception. For more information, see How to: Access All Open Forms of an Application.
The following table lists examples of tasks involving the My.Application.OpenForms property.
Display the titles of all the application's open forms
This example loops over the application's open forms, selects the ones directly accessible by the current thread, and displays their titles in a ListBox control. To access the open forms, see How to: Access All Open Forms of an Application.
Private Sub GetOpenFormTitles() Dim formTitles As New Collection Try For Each f As Form In My.Application.OpenForms If Not f.InvokeRequired Then ' Can access the form directly. formTitles.Add(f.Text) End If Next Catch ex As Exception formTitles.Add("Error: " & ex.Message) End Try Form1.ListBox1.DataSource = formTitles End Sub
This example requires that your Windows Forms application have a form named Form1 that contains a list box named ListBox1.
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