ShowDialog Method (Window)
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CommonDialog.ShowDialog Method (Window)

Displays a common dialog.

Namespace:  Microsoft.Win32
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)

public Nullable<bool> ShowDialog(
	Window owner
You cannot use methods in XAML.


Type: System.Windows.Window

Handle to the window that owns the dialog.

Return Value

Type: System.Nullable<Boolean>
If the user clicks the OK button of the dialog that is displayed (e.g. OpenFileDialog, SaveFileDialog), true is returned; otherwise, false.

ShowDialog performs initialization tasks for all common dialogs before calling RunDialog. Additionally, the dialog that is eventually shown is assigned an owner window, which is specified by the owner parameter.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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

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