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Application Development Using Visual Basic® and .NET by Dana L. Wyatt, Peter Thorsteinson, Robert J. Oberg

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Dialog Boxes

Dialog boxes provide an easy way for a user to interact with a Windows application. A dialog box provides a number of controls to facilitate data input and/or data output.

Dialog boxes are types of forms that have special characteristics. For example, they typically do not have a system menu, they have no minimize or maximize buttons, and they have a border that does not permit them to be resized. These can be set using the form's ControlBox, MinimizeBox, MaximizeBox, and FormBorderStyle properties.

A dialog box can be a modal dialog or a modeless dialog. When a modal dialog is displayed, the user cannot work elsewhere in the application until the dialog is closed. If the user tries to do something else on the main form while the ...

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