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Start Here!™ Fundamentals of Microsoft® .NET Programming by Rod Stephens

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Dialog Boxes

A dialog box, or dialog, is a form that is displayed to give information to the user or to get input from the user. Dialog boxes can be either modal or modeless.

A modal dialog box keeps the application’s focus and won’t let the user interact with any other part of the application until it is closed. Many common dialog boxes, such as those that let you select files, fonts, colors, or printers, are modal. Modal dialog boxes are usually displayed for a relatively short time because they prevent the user from doing anything with the rest of the application while they are visible.

A modeless dialog box allows the user to interact with other parts of the application while it is still visible. This kind of dialog box may be used as a toolbox ...

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