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When I initialize a new form to open, the subroutine in the new form starts before the new form is shown on the screen and so when the subroutine finishes and the MsgBox comes up, the form isn't showing.

Is there a way to make the form pop up first before the subroutine starts?

Thanks a lot for any help
Posted 2-Nov-11 5:45am

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I reckon you are calling it in the Load event. You need to call it in the Shown event (fired only once).

private void Form1_Shown(object sender, EventArgs e)
RoomTen 2-Nov-11 12:06pm
Well I am calling the subroutine in the Load event, and I just tried calling it in the Shown event as you have said but it still doesn't work. Instead the Form comes up but the subroutine never starts.
Nishant Sivakumar 2-Nov-11 12:07pm
Put a breakpoint and trace through the code.
RoomTen 2-Nov-11 12:12pm
Well actually I managed to get it sorted now using your code. Thanks alot :)
Nishant Sivakumar 2-Nov-11 16:25pm
You're welcome.
LanFanNinja 10-Nov-11 10:33am
+5 for using the word reckon(I'm from the south). :)
Nishant Sivakumar 10-Nov-11 10:34am
LOL :-)

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