Control.Show Method ()


Displays the control to the user.

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

Public Sub Show

Showing the control is equivalent to setting the Visible property to true. After the Show method is called, the Visible property returns a value of true until the Hide method is called.

The following code example displays an about dialog box and temporarily draws a blue square on its surface. This example requires that you have defined a class that derives from Form named AboutDialog.

Private Sub menuItemHelpAbout_Click(sender As Object, _
  e As EventArgs) Handles menuItemHelpAbout.Click
   ' Create and display a modless about dialog box.
   Dim about As New AboutDialog()

   ' Draw a blue square on the form.
   ' NOTE: This is not a persistent object, it will no longer be
   ' visible after the next call to OnPaint. To make it persistent, 
   ' override the OnPaint method and draw the square there 
   Dim g As Graphics = about.CreateGraphics()
   g.FillRectangle(Brushes.Blue, 10, 10, 50, 50)
End Sub

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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