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Hi everyone,

I have 3 forms: main, AdvancedSearchMenu, and FacilitySearch.
When the user clicks the AdvancedSearchMenu button on the main form, a new form appears in the style of a popup.
This form contains a few different controls, including a button for FacilitySearch.

I want the form to change from AdvancedSearchMenu to FacilitySearch when the user clicks the FacilitySearch button, but I don't know how to set focus to this FacilitySearch form when the switch happens.

Here is my code:

Public Class advSearchMenu

Private Sub FacilityButton_Click(sender As System.Object, e As System.EventArgs) Handles FacilityButton.Click
        Me.Visible = False
End Sub

End Class

After the switch (from AdvancedSearchMenu to FacilitySearch) happens, the entire application loses focus, and I have to hit Esc to set focus back to the application. And when this happens, the focus is set on the main form, not the FacilitySearch.

Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

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try using FacilityAdvSearch.ShowDialog() in place of FacilityAdvSearch.Show()

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