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How to use MDI Form in VB?

By Kardi Teknomo, PhD.


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The Form that you have been using so far are single form. In Visual Basic you can use Multiple Document Interface (MDI) Form, a form that can contain multiple forms. Here is how to create MDI Form:

  1. Start Visual Basic Standard Exe project.
  2. In the Project Window, do Right Click and it show a pop up menu, choose Add > MDI Form. In the dialog window, press Open button
  3. Go to Form1. Change the MDI Child Property of Form1 (and all other forms if exist) into True. This will make Form1 as child form instead of parent
  4. In the VB menu, select Project > Project1 Properties. In the General Tab, StartUp Object, select MDI Form1, then OK. This is to make VB run for the first time by calling the MDI Form.
  5. Run the program

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