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Hey Everyone

I am having troubles. i tried looking up how to make the main for invisable but i cant figure out how. i saw some examples but they made no scence to me.

What i am trying to do is change from one form to another and hide the first one. Its basicly a calculator and when someone clicks on the advanced button it flicks to another form that has the advanced settings.

i am using VC++ 2010. I just cant figure this out. this is the code i got so far sorry for the lenght the main bulk of it is at the bottom and a few bits at the top making pointer etc.

#pragma once
#include "help.h"
#include "about.h"
#include "CAadvanced.h"

namespace SSCalculator {

	using namespace System;
	using namespace System::ComponentModel;
	using namespace System::Collections;
	using namespace System::Windows::Forms;
	using namespace System::Data;
	using namespace System::Drawing;

	/// <summary>
	/// Summary for Form1
	/// </summary>
	public ref class Form1 : public System::Windows::Forms::Form
	{
	private:
		help ^form;
		about ^form2;
		CAadvanced ^advance;

	public:
		Form1(void)
		{
			InitializeComponent();
			form = gcnew help;
			form2 = gcnew about;
			advance = gcnew CAadvanced;
			//
			//TODO: Add the constructor code here
			//
		}

	protected:
		/// <summary>
		/// Clean up any resources being used.
		/// </summary>
		~Form1()
		{
			if (components)
			{
				delete components;
			}
		}
	private: System::Windows::Forms::ComboBox^  Gravity;
	private: System::Windows::Forms::ComboBox^  Atmos;
	protected: 






	private: System::Windows::Forms::TextBox^  CAinput;

	private: System::Windows::Forms::Button^  Calc;










	private: System::Windows::Forms::ComboBox^  Temp;
	private: System::Windows::Forms::Label^  gravtext;
	private: System::Windows::Forms::Label^  atmostext;
	private: System::Windows::Forms::Label^  temptext;
	private: System::Windows::Forms::Label^  catext;
	private: System::Windows::Forms::TextBox^  inputText;
	private: System::Windows::Forms::MenuStrip^  menuStrip1;
	private: System::Windows::Forms::ToolStripMenuItem^  viewToolStripMenuItem;
	private: System::Windows::Forms::ToolStripMenuItem^  cACalculatorToolStripMenuItem;
	private: System::Windows::Forms::ToolStripMenuItem^  basicViewToolStripMenuItem;
	private: System::Windows::Forms::ToolStripMenuItem^  advancedViewToolStripMenuItem;
	private: System::Windows::Forms::ToolStripMenuItem^  shipFittingToolStripMenuItem;
	private: System::Windows::Forms::ToolStripMenuItem^  baseCalculatorToolStripMenuItem;
	private: System::Windows::Forms::ToolStripMenuItem^  helpToolStripMenuItem;
	private: System::Windows::Forms::ToolStripMenuItem^  howToUseToolStripMenuItem;
	private: System::Windows::Forms::ToolStripMenuItem^  aboutToolStripMenuItem;






	private:
		/// <summary>
		/// Required designer variable.
		/// </summary>
		System::ComponentModel::Container ^components;

#pragma region Windows Form Designer generated code
		/// <summary>
		/// Required method for Designer support - do not modify
		/// the contents of this method with the code editor.
		/// </summary>
		void InitializeComponent(void)
		{
			System::ComponentModel::ComponentResourceManager^  resources = (gcnew System::ComponentModel::ComponentResourceManager(Form1::typeid));
			this->Gravity = (gcnew System::Windows::Forms::ComboBox());
			this->Atmos = (gcnew System::Windows::Forms::ComboBox());
			this->CAinput = (gcnew System::Windows::Forms::TextBox());
			this->Calc = (gcnew System::Windows::Forms::Button());
			this->Temp = (gcnew System::Windows::Forms::ComboBox());
			this->gravtext = (gcnew System::Windows::Forms::Label());
			this->atmostext = (gcnew System::Windows::Forms::Label());
			this->temptext = (gcnew System::Windows::Forms::Label());
			this->catext = (gcnew System::Windows::Forms::Label());
			this->inputText = (gcnew System::Windows::Forms::TextBox());
			this->menuStrip1 = (gcnew System::Windows::Forms::MenuStrip());
			this->viewToolStripMenuItem = (gcnew System::Windows::Forms::ToolStripMenuItem());
			this->cACalculatorToolStripMenuItem = (gcnew System::Windows::Forms::ToolStripMenuItem());
			this->basicViewToolStripMenuItem = (gcnew System::Windows::Forms::ToolStripMenuItem());
			this->advancedViewToolStripMenuItem = (gcnew System::Windows::Forms::ToolStripMenuItem());
			this->shipFittingToolStripMenuItem = (gcnew System::Windows::Forms::ToolStripMenuItem());
			this->baseCalculatorToolStripMenuItem = (gcnew System::Windows::Forms::ToolStripMenuItem());
			this->helpToolStripMenuItem = (gcnew System::Windows::Forms::ToolStripMenuItem());
			this->howToUseToolStripMenuItem = (gcnew System::Windows::Forms::ToolStripMenuItem());
			this->aboutToolStripMenuItem = (gcnew System::Windows::Forms::ToolStripMenuItem());
			this->menuStrip1->SuspendLayout();
			this->SuspendLayout();
			// 
			// Gravity
			// 
			this->Gravity->AllowDrop = true;
			this->Gravity->FormattingEnabled = true;
			this->Gravity->Items->AddRange(gcnew cli::array< System::Object^  >(3) {L"Heavy", L"Normal", L"Low"});
			this->Gravity->Location = System::Drawing::Point(12, 82);
			this->Gravity->Name = L"Gravity";
			this->Gravity->Size = System::Drawing::Size(121, 21);
			this->Gravity->TabIndex = 0;
			this->Gravity->Text = L"Selection";
			this->Gravity->SelectedIndexChanged += gcnew System::EventHandler(this, &Form1::Gravity_SelectedIndexChanged);
			// 
			// Atmos
			// 
			this->Atmos->FormattingEnabled = true;
			this->Atmos->Items->AddRange(gcnew cli::array< System::Object^  >(3) {L"Gaseous", L"Noxious", L"Terran"});
			this->Atmos->Location = System::Drawing::Point(12, 182);
			this->Atmos->Name = L"Atmos";
			this->Atmos->Size = System::Drawing::Size(121, 21);
			this->Atmos->TabIndex = 1;
			this->Atmos->Text = L"Selection";
			this->Atmos->SelectedIndexChanged += gcnew System::EventHandler(this, &Form1::Atmos_SelectedIndexChanged);
			// 
			// CAinput
			// 
			this->CAinput->BackColor = System::Drawing::Color::White;
			this->CAinput->Location = System::Drawing::Point(163, 82);
			this->CAinput->Name = L"CAinput";
			this->CAinput->ReadOnly = true;
			this->CAinput->Size = System::Drawing::Size(121, 20);
			this->CAinput->TabIndex = 6;
			this->CAinput->Text = L"Enter your CA Level";
			this->CAinput->KeyDown += gcnew System::Windows::Forms::KeyEventHandler(this, &Form1::CAinput_KeyDown);
			// 
			// Calc
			// 
			this->Calc->ForeColor = System::Drawing::SystemColors::ControlLightLight;
			this->Calc->Image = (cli::safe_cast<System::Drawing::Image^  >(resources->GetObject(L"Calc.Image")));
			this->Calc->Location = System::Drawing::Point(12, 209);
			this->Calc->Name = L"Calc";
			this->Calc->Size = System::Drawing::Size(79, 21);
			this->Calc->TabIndex = 8;
			this->Calc->Text = L"Calculate";
			this->Calc->UseVisualStyleBackColor = true;
			this->Calc->Click += gcnew System::EventHandler(this, &Form1::Calc_Click);
			// 
			// Temp
			// 
			this->Temp->AccessibleRole = System::Windows::Forms::AccessibleRole::ComboBox;
			this->Temp->BackColor = System::Drawing::SystemColors::Window;
			this->Temp->FormattingEnabled = true;
			this->Temp->Items->AddRange(gcnew cli::array< System::Object^  >(3) {L"Blistering", L"Frozen", L"Temperate"});
			this->Temp->Location = System::Drawing::Point(12, 132);
			this->Temp->Name = L"Temp";
			this->Temp->Size = System::Drawing::Size(121, 21);
			this->Temp->TabIndex = 11;
			this->Temp->Text = L"Selection";
			this->Temp->SelectedIndexChanged += gcnew System::EventHandler(this, &Form1::Temp_SelectedIndexChanged);
			// 
			// gravtext
			// 
			this->gravtext->AutoSize = true;
			this->gravtext->Font = (gcnew System::Drawing::Font(L"Microsoft Sans Serif", 11, System::Drawing::FontStyle::Regular, System::Drawing::GraphicsUnit::Point, 
				static_cast<System::Byte>(0)));
			this->gravtext->ForeColor = System::Drawing::SystemColors::ControlLightLight;
			this->gravtext->Location = System::Drawing::Point(13, 61);
			this->gravtext->Name = L"gravtext";
			this->gravtext->Size = System::Drawing::Size(54, 18);
			this->gravtext->TabIndex = 12;
			this->gravtext->Text = L"Gravity";
			this->gravtext->Click += gcnew System::EventHandler(this, &Form1::gravtext_Click);
			// 
			// atmostext
			// 
			this->atmostext->AutoSize = true;
			this->atmostext->Font = (gcnew System::Drawing::Font(L"Microsoft Sans Serif", 11, System::Drawing::FontStyle::Regular, System::Drawing::GraphicsUnit::Point, 
				static_cast<System::Byte>(0)));
			this->atmostext->ForeColor = System::Drawing::SystemColors::ControlLightLight;
			this->atmostext->Location = System::Drawing::Point(13, 161);
			this->atmostext->Name = L"atmostext";
			this->atmostext->Size = System::Drawing::Size(58, 18);
			this->atmostext->TabIndex = 13;
			this->atmostext->Text = L"Climate";
			this->atmostext->Click += gcnew System::EventHandler(this, &Form1::atmostext_Click);
			// 
			// temptext
			// 
			this->temptext->AutoSize = true;
			this->temptext->Font = (gcnew System::Drawing::Font(L"Microsoft Sans Serif", 11, System::Drawing::FontStyle::Regular, System::Drawing::GraphicsUnit::Point, 
				static_cast<System::Byte>(0)));
			this->temptext->ForeColor = System::Drawing::SystemColors::ControlLightLight;
			this->temptext->Location = System::Drawing::Point(13, 111);
			this->temptext->Name = L"temptext";
			this->temptext->Size = System::Drawing::Size(92, 18);
			this->temptext->TabIndex = 14;
			this->temptext->Text = L"Temperature";
			this->temptext->Click += gcnew System::EventHandler(this, &Form1::temptext_Click_1);
			// 
			// catext
			// 
			this->catext->AutoSize = true;
			this->catext->Font = (gcnew System::Drawing::Font(L"Microsoft Sans Serif", 11, System::Drawing::FontStyle::Regular, System::Drawing::GraphicsUnit::Point, 
				static_cast<System::Byte>(0)));
			this->catext->ForeColor = System::Drawing::SystemColors::ControlLightLight;
			this->catext->Location = System::Drawing::Point(169, 61);
			this->catext->Name = L"catext";
			this->catext->Size = System::Drawing::Size(70, 18);
			this->catext->TabIndex = 15;
			this->catext->Text = L"CA Level:";
			this->catext->Click += gcnew System::EventHandler(this, &Form1::catext_Click_1);
			// 
			// inputText
			// 
			this->inputText->BackColor = System::Drawing::Color::White;
			this->inputText->Font = (gcnew System::Drawing::Font(L"Microsoft Sans Serif", 9, System::Drawing::FontStyle::Regular, System::Drawing::GraphicsUnit::Point, 
				static_cast<System::Byte>(0)));
			this->inputText->ForeColor = System::Drawing::Color::ForestGreen;
			this->inputText->Location = System::Drawing::Point(12, 38);
			this->inputText->Name = L"inputText";
			this->inputText->ReadOnly = true;
			this->inputText->Size = System::Drawing::Size(272, 21);
			this->inputText->TabIndex = 16;
			this->inputText->TabStop = false;
			this->inputText->TextChanged += gcnew System::EventHandler(this, &Form1::inputText_TextChanged);
			// 
			// menuStrip1
			// 
			this->menuStrip1->Items->AddRange(gcnew cli::array< System::Windows::Forms::ToolStripItem^  >(2) {this->viewToolStripMenuItem, 
				this->helpToolStripMenuItem});
			this->menuStrip1->Location = System::Drawing::Point(0, 0);
			this->menuStrip1->Name = L"menuStrip1";
			this->menuStrip1->Size = System::Drawing::Size(295, 24);
			this->menuStrip1->TabIndex = 17;
			this->menuStrip1->Text = L"menuStrip1";
			// 
			// viewToolStripMenuItem
			// 
			this->viewToolStripMenuItem->DropDownItems->AddRange(gcnew cli::array< System::Windows::Forms::ToolStripItem^  >(3) {this->cACalculatorToolStripMenuItem, 
				this->shipFittingToolStripMenuItem, this->baseCalculatorToolStripMenuItem});
			this->viewToolStripMenuItem->Name = L"viewToolStripMenuItem";
			this->viewToolStripMenuItem->Size = System::Drawing::Size(44, 20);
			this->viewToolStripMenuItem->Text = L"View";
			// 
			// cACalculatorToolStripMenuItem
			// 
			this->cACalculatorToolStripMenuItem->DropDownItems->AddRange(gcnew cli::array< System::Windows::Forms::ToolStripItem^  >(2) {this->basicViewToolStripMenuItem, 
				this->advancedViewToolStripMenuItem});
			this->cACalculatorToolStripMenuItem->Image = (cli::safe_cast<System::Drawing::Image^  >(resources->GetObject(L"cACalculatorToolStripMenuItem.Image")));
			this->cACalculatorToolStripMenuItem->Name = L"cACalculatorToolStripMenuItem";
			this->cACalculatorToolStripMenuItem->Size = System::Drawing::Size(155, 22);
			this->cACalculatorToolStripMenuItem->Text = L"CA Calculator";
			// 
			// basicViewToolStripMenuItem
			// 
			this->basicViewToolStripMenuItem->Image = (cli::safe_cast<System::Drawing::Image^  >(resources->GetObject(L"basicViewToolStripMenuItem.Image")));
			this->basicViewToolStripMenuItem->Name = L"basicViewToolStripMenuItem";
			this->basicViewToolStripMenuItem->Size = System::Drawing::Size(155, 22);
			this->basicViewToolStripMenuItem->Text = L"Basic View";
			// 
			// advancedViewToolStripMenuItem
			// 
			this->advancedViewToolStripMenuItem->Name = L"advancedViewToolStripMenuItem";
			this->advancedViewToolStripMenuItem->Size = System::Drawing::Size(155, 22);
			this->advancedViewToolStripMenuItem->Text = L"Advanced View";
			this->advancedViewToolStripMenuItem->Click += gcnew System::EventHandler(this, &Form1::advancedViewToolStripMenuItem_Click_1);
			// 
			// shipFittingToolStripMenuItem
			// 
			this->shipFittingToolStripMenuItem->Name = L"shipFittingToolStripMenuItem";
			this->shipFittingToolStripMenuItem->Size = System::Drawing::Size(155, 22);
			this->shipFittingToolStripMenuItem->Text = L"Ship Fitting";
			this->shipFittingToolStripMenuItem->Click += gcnew System::EventHandler(this, &Form1::shipFittingToolStripMenuItem_Click);
			// 
			// baseCalculatorToolStripMenuItem
			// 
			this->baseCalculatorToolStripMenuItem->Name = L"baseCalculatorToolStripMenuItem";
			this->baseCalculatorToolStripMenuItem->Size = System::Drawing::Size(155, 22);
			this->baseCalculatorToolStripMenuItem->Text = L"Base Calculator";
			this->baseCalculatorToolStripMenuItem->Click += gcnew System::EventHandler(this, &Form1::baseCalculatorToolStripMenuItem_Click);
			// 
			// helpToolStripMenuItem
			// 
			this->helpToolStripMenuItem->DropDownItems->AddRange(gcnew cli::array< System::Windows::Forms::ToolStripItem^  >(2) {this->howToUseToolStripMenuItem, 
				this->aboutToolStripMenuItem});
			this->helpToolStripMenuItem->Name = L"helpToolStripMenuItem";
			this->helpToolStripMenuItem->Size = System::Drawing::Size(44, 20);
			this->helpToolStripMenuItem->Text = L"Help";
			// 
			// howToUseToolStripMenuItem
			// 
			this->howToUseToolStripMenuItem->Name = L"howToUseToolStripMenuItem";
			this->howToUseToolStripMenuItem->Size = System::Drawing::Size(135, 22);
			this->howToUseToolStripMenuItem->Text = L"How to Use";
			this->howToUseToolStripMenuItem->Click += gcnew System::EventHandler(this, &Form1::howToUseToolStripMenuItem_Click);
			// 
			// aboutToolStripMenuItem
			// 
			this->aboutToolStripMenuItem->Name = L"aboutToolStripMenuItem";
			this->aboutToolStripMenuItem->Size = System::Drawing::Size(135, 22);
			this->aboutToolStripMenuItem->Text = L"About";
			this->aboutToolStripMenuItem->Click += gcnew System::EventHandler(this, &Form1::aboutToolStripMenuItem_Click);
			// 
			// Form1
			// 
			this->AutoScaleDimensions = System::Drawing::SizeF(6, 13);
			this->AutoScaleMode = System::Windows::Forms::AutoScaleMode::Font;
			this->BackColor = System::Drawing::SystemColors::ActiveCaptionText;
			this->BackgroundImage = (cli::safe_cast<System::Drawing::Image^  >(resources->GetObject(L"$this.BackgroundImage")));
			this->ClientSize = System::Drawing::Size(295, 244);
			this->Controls->Add(this->menuStrip1);
			this->Controls->Add(this->inputText);
			this->Controls->Add(this->catext);
			this->Controls->Add(this->temptext);
			this->Controls->Add(this->atmostext);
			this->Controls->Add(this->gravtext);
			this->Controls->Add(this->Temp);
			this->Controls->Add(this->Calc);
			this->Controls->Add(this->CAinput);
			this->Controls->Add(this->Atmos);
			this->Controls->Add(this->Gravity);
			this->FormBorderStyle = System::Windows::Forms::FormBorderStyle::Fixed3D;
			this->Icon = (cli::safe_cast<System::Drawing::Icon^  >(resources->GetObject(L"$this.Icon")));
			this->Name = L"Form1";
			this->Text = L"Star Sonata Calculator";
			this->Load += gcnew System::EventHandler(this, &Form1::Form1_Load);
			this->menuStrip1->ResumeLayout(false);
			this->menuStrip1->PerformLayout();
			this->ResumeLayout(false);
			this->PerformLayout();

		}
#pragma endregion
			float gravholder;
			float atmosholder;
			float tempholder;
			int calcholder;
			int calevelholder;
			int cacalc;
		
private: System::Void Temp_SelectedIndexChanged(System::Object^  sender, System::EventArgs^  e) {
			 String^ temptextholder = this->Temp->Text;

			 if (temptextholder == "Blistering")
			 {
				 tempholder = 0.5;
			 }
			 if (temptextholder == "Frozen")
			 {
				 tempholder = 0.75;
			 }
			 if (temptextholder == "Temperate")
			 {
				 tempholder = 1;
			 }
			 if (Calc->CanFocus){
				 Calc->Focus();
			 }
		}
private: System::Void Atmos_SelectedIndexChanged(System::Object^  sender, System::EventArgs^  e) {
			 String^ atmostextholder = this->Atmos->Text;
			 
			 if (atmostextholder == "Gaseous")
			 {
				 atmosholder = 0.5;
			 }
			 if (atmostextholder == "Noxious")
			 {
			     atmosholder = 0.75;
			 }
			 if (atmostextholder == "Terran")
			 {
				 atmosholder = 1;
			 }
			 if (Calc->CanFocus){
				 Calc->Focus();
			 }
		}
private: System::Void Gravity_SelectedIndexChanged(System::Object^  sender, System::EventArgs^  e) {
			 String^ gravtextholder = this->Gravity->Text;
			 
			 if (gravtextholder == "Heavy")
			 {
				 gravholder = 0.5;
			 }
			 if (gravtextholder == "Low")
			 {
				gravholder = 0.75;
			 }
			 if (gravtextholder == "Normal")
			 {
				gravholder = 1;
			 }

			 if (Calc->CanFocus){
				 Calc->Focus();
			 }
		}
private: System::Void CAinput_KeyDown(System::Object^  sender, System::Windows::Forms::KeyEventArgs^  e) {
			 if (e->KeyCode == Keys::Enter){
				 Calculation();
			 }
			 if (this->CAinput->Focus()){
				 if (this->CAinput->Text == "Enter your CA Level"){
					 this->CAinput->Text = "";
				 }
			 }
			 else {
				 this->CAinput->Text = "Enter your CA Level";
			 }
			 
			 if (e->KeyCode == Keys::Back) {
				 int store;
				 if (this->CAinput->Text->Length > 0) {
					 store = this->CAinput->Text->Length;
					 this->CAinput->Text = this->CAinput->Text->Remove(store -1, 1);
				 }
			 }
			 if (e->KeyCode == Keys::D0) {
				 this->CAinput->Text += "0";
			 }
			 if (e->KeyCode == Keys::D1) {
				 this->CAinput->Text += "1";
			 }
			 if (e->KeyCode == Keys::D2) {
				 this->CAinput->Text += "2";
			 }
			 if (e->KeyCode == Keys::D3) {
				 this->CAinput->Text += "3";
			 }
			 if (e->KeyCode == Keys::D4) {
				 this->CAinput->Text += "4";
			 }
			 if (e->KeyCode == Keys::D5) {
				 this->CAinput->Text += "5";
			 }
			 if (e->KeyCode == Keys::D6) {
				 this->CAinput->Text += "6";
			 }
			 if (e->KeyCode == Keys::D7) {
				 this->CAinput->Text += "7";
			 }
			 if (e->KeyCode == Keys::D8) {
				 this->CAinput->Text += "8";
			 }
			 if (e->KeyCode == Keys::D9) {
				 this->CAinput->Text += "9";
			 }
			 if (e->KeyCode == Keys::NumPad0) {
				 this->CAinput->Text += "0";
			 }
			 if (e->KeyCode == Keys::NumPad1) {
				 this->CAinput->Text += "1";
			 }
			 if (e->KeyCode == Keys::NumPad2) {
				 this->CAinput->Text += "2";
			 }
			 if (e->KeyCode == Keys::NumPad3) {
				 this->CAinput->Text += "3";
			 }
			 if (e->KeyCode == Keys::NumPad4) {
				 this->CAinput->Text += "4";
			 }
			 if (e->KeyCode == Keys::NumPad5) {
				 this->CAinput->Text += "5";
			 }
			 if (e->KeyCode == Keys::NumPad6) {
				 this->CAinput->Text += "6";
			 }
			 if (e->KeyCode == Keys::NumPad7) {
				 this->CAinput->Text += "7";
			 }
			 if (e->KeyCode == Keys::NumPad8) {
				 this->CAinput->Text += "8";
			 }
			 if (e->KeyCode == Keys::NumPad9) {
				 this->CAinput->Text += "9";
			 }
			 if (this->CAinput->Text->Length > 0) {
				calevelholder = System::Convert::ToInt32(this->CAinput->Text);
			 }
			 if (calevelholder > 30) {
				 this->CAinput->Text = "30";
			 }
		 }
private: System::Void Calc_Click(System::Object^  sender, System::EventArgs^  e) {
			 Calculation();
		}
private: System::Void temptext_Click_1(System::Object^  sender, System::EventArgs^  e) {
		}
private: System::Void atmostext_Click(System::Object^  sender, System::EventArgs^  e) {
		}
private: System::Void catext_Click_1(System::Object^  sender, System::EventArgs^  e) {
		}
private: System::Void gravtext_Click(System::Object^  sender, System::EventArgs^  e) {
		}
private: System::Void inputText_TextChanged(System::Object^  sender, System::EventArgs^  e) {
		}
private: System::Void Form1_Load(System::Object^  sender, System::EventArgs^  e) {
		}
private: System::Void gothrough_TextChanged(System::Object^  sender, System::EventArgs^  e) {
		}
private: System::Void Calculation() {
			 calcholder = (gravholder*atmosholder*tempholder)*100;
			 cacalc = ((calevelholder*0.05)*calcholder)+calcholder;
			 if (cacalc > 125) {
				 cacalc = 125;
			 }
			 this->inputText->Text = cacalc.ToString() + "%";
		 }
private: System::Void howToUseToolStripMenuItem_Click(System::Object^  sender, System::EventArgs^  e) {
			 form->Visible = true;
		 }
private: System::Void advancedViewToolStripMenuItem_Click_1(System::Object^  sender, System::EventArgs^  e) {
			 advance->Visible = true;
		 }
private: System::Void shipFittingToolStripMenuItem_Click(System::Object^  sender, System::EventArgs^  e) {
			 MessageBox::Show("Ship Fittings Calculator is not included in your version of SS Calculator.");
		 }
private: System::Void baseCalculatorToolStripMenuItem_Click(System::Object^  sender, System::EventArgs^  e) {
			 MessageBox::Show("Base Calculator is not included in your version of SS Calculator.");
		 }
private: System::Void aboutToolStripMenuItem_Click(System::Object^  sender, System::EventArgs^  e) {
			 form2->Visible = true;
		 }
};
}

My idea was if its not posible to hide the main form i was wanting to make a new main for that did nothing. that would be hidden and just link to the form i userly have pop up first.

but i just cant figure out how to hide the main for. im not sure whats legal and whats not thats my problem lol.

so if someone could suggest a good way to handle this i would be very greatfull.

Kind Regards,
Jordan

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Hm, I had a hard time looking through your code, having all code in one file for me is really messy, however, the general idea behind switching between forms is to use the System::Windows::Forms::Form->Hide() and System::Windows::Forms::Form->Show() functions. When constructing, create both forms, hide the advanced calculator and when it's time to switch between them just hide the standard and show the advanced.

Here's a good example in action:

#include <windows.h>

#using <System.Windows.Forms.DLL>

//The advanced calculator form
ref class AdvancedCalculator : public Form {};

//The standard calculator form
ref class StandardCalculator : public Form
{
public:
	AdvancedCalculator^ advanced;

	void StandardCalculator_OnClickEvent(Object^ o, EventArgs^ e)
	{
                //If the user has clicked one of the forms, it will check if the standard form is visible
                //if it is, then we show the advanced
		if(this->Visible)
		{
			this->Hide();
			advanced->Show();
		}
                //if it isn't visible, then we hide the advanced and show the standard again
		else
		{
			this->Show();
			advanced->Hide();
		}
	}

	StandardCalculator()
	{
                this->Text = "Standard Calculator"

                //Create an instance of the advanced calculator and hide it
		advanced = gcnew AdvancedCalculator();
                advanced->Text = "Advanced Calculator"
		advanced->Hide();
                
                //Add an event to see it work
		this->Click += gcnew EventHandler(this, &StandardCalculator::StandardCalculator_OnClickEvent);
		advanced->Click += gcnew EventHandler(this, &StandardCalculator::StandardCalculator_OnClickEvent);
	}
};

int main()
{
	Application::Run(gcnew StandardCalculator());
	return 0;
}

Edited by ShadowScripter: n/a

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