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WPF can't close window and run another?

WPF can't close window and run another?

(OP)
I am having problems getting my application to work switching between the login window and the application window

When it was a windows form app, all worked fine..

WinForm Program Class

CODE

static class Program
    {

        // add the user to the system.
        public static HLPUser HLP_User = new HLPUser("Financial_Promotions");

        [STAThread]
        static void Main()
        {
            Application.EnableVisualStyles();
            Application.SetCompatibleTextRenderingDefault(false);

            // check if logged in, else make user login
            if(! HLP_User.Is_Logged)
            {
                Application.Run(new Login(HLP_User));
                if (HLP_User.Is_Logged)
                {
                    Application.Run(new Financial_Promotions());
                }
            }
            else
            {
                Application.Run(new Financial_Promotions());
            }
            
            // logout user
            HLP_User.LogoutUser();

        }
    } 

Now that I have ported it to WPF...

CODE

public partial class App : Application
    {
        // add the user to the system.
        public static HLPUser HLP_User = new HLPUser("Financial_Promotions");

        [STAThread]
        static void Main()
        {
            Application app = new App();

            // check if logged in, else make user login
            if (!HLP_User.Is_Logged)
            {

                app.Run(new Login(HLP_User));

                if (HLP_User.Is_Logged)
                {
                    app.Run(new Financial_Promotions());
                }
            }
            else
            {
               app.Run(new Financial_Promotions());
            }

            // logout user
            HLP_User.LogoutUser();

        }

    } 
It keeps erroring every time the login window is closed with..

Quote:

'System.InvalidOperationException' {"The Application object is being shut down."}
This is being flagged up in the Financial_Promotions Window class contructor at the point of initialisation (highlighted below).

CODE

public Financial_Promotions()
        {
            InitializeComponent();
        } 
How do I refactor the code correctly for WPF?

Thanks
1DMF

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RE: WPF can't close window and run another?

(OP)
OK, after much soul searching (and Google winky smile ), I finally found a resolve.

CODE

public partial class App : Application
    {
        // add the user to the system.
        public static HLPUser HLP_User = new HLPUser("FinPro");

        [STAThread]
        static void Main()
        {
            Financial_Promotions.App app = new Financial_Promotions.App();
            app.InitializeComponent();
            app.Run();

            // logout user
            HLP_User.LogoutUser();
        }


        private void Application_Startup(object sender, StartupEventArgs e)
        {
            // check if logged in, else make user login
            if (!HLP_User.Is_Logged)
            {

                this.MainWindow = new Login(HLP_User);
                this.MainWindow.ShowDialog();

                if (HLP_User.Is_Logged)
                {
                    this.MainWindow = new Financial_Promotions_Main();
                    this.MainWindow.Show();
                }
                else
                {
                    this.Shutdown();
                }
            }
            else
            {
                this.MainWindow = new Financial_Promotions_Main();
                this.MainWindow.Show();
            }


        }

    } 

CODE

<Application x:Class="Financial_Promotions.App"
             xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
             xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
             ShutdownMode="OnExplicitShutdown"
             Startup="Application_Startup"
             >
</Application> 

The key points I believe are..

1. You cannot run more than one app as part of the master program (like you can with Win Forms)
2. You must ensure the you switch off the app closing when all forms are closed (ShutdownMode)
3. The pre-main application window must be shown as a dialog to pause code execution.
4. Ensure you set the startup to the method handler (Application_Startup)
5. Ensure you set the App.xaml 'Build Action' to 'Page and the App.xaml.cs to 'Compile'
6. Use an empty app.Run() not the form you want to start with

That was a real headache and a lot of wasted time to get to the same point I was prior to going WPF.

Hey ho, I got there in the end!

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"If a shortcut was meant to be easy, it wouldn't be a shortcut, it would be the way!"
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