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CommonDialog.RunDialog Method

When overridden in a derived class, specifies a common dialog box.

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

protected abstract bool RunDialog (
	IntPtr hwndOwner
protected abstract boolean RunDialog (
	IntPtr hwndOwner
protected abstract function RunDialog (
	hwndOwner : IntPtr
) : boolean



A value that represents the window handle of the owner window for the common dialog box.

Return Value

true if the dialog box was successfully run; otherwise, false.

This method is invoked when the user of a common dialog box calls ShowDialog, and it must be overridden by inherited classes of CommonDialog to implement a specific common dialog box.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0