Form.Show Method (IWin32Window)
Updated: October 2010
Shows the form with the specified owner to the user.
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)
The form being shown is already visible.
The form specified in the owner parameter is the same as the form being shown.
The form being shown is disabled.
The form being shown is not a top-level window.
The form being shown as a dialog box is already a modal form.
The current process is not running in user interactive mode (for more information, see UserInteractive).
You can use this method to display a non-modal form. When you use this method, the Owner property of the form is set to owner. The non-modal form can use the Owner property to get information about the owning form. Calling this method is identical to setting the Owner property of the non-modal and then calling the Show method.
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.