This is my first post. I am a novice in VB.NET. I am able to hide form1 from from2. But I am not able to close the form1 or exit the application from form2. Is there any way in which I can exit the application except from the startup form i.e., form1. Thanks in advance.

Did you try using Application.Exit(). Call this function when you want the entire application to end.

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Private Sub Form2_FormClosing(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.FormClosingEventArgs) Handles Me.FormClosing

End Sub

try this.

alyngill is right , use above mentioned code , it will solve your prob .