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How can I create another GUI within my GUI.  Example: I have a menu in my GUI called options. Click options to set preferences which require several input and drop down boxes so I created another GUI. When I close the 2nd GUI it closes everything instead of going back to the main GUI.  Here is an example:

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>


Func Example()
    ; Create a GUI with various controls.
    Local $hGUI = GUICreate("Example")
    Local $iOK = GUICtrlCreateButton("OK", 310, 370, 85, 25)

    ; Display the GUI.
    GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $hGUI)

    ;Start top menu
    $OptionMenu = GUICtrlCreateMenu("&Options")
    $testitem = GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("Global", $OptionMenu)

    ; Loop until the user exits.
    While 1
        Switch GUIGetMsg()
            Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE, $iOK
            Case $testitem

     ;If $msg = $testitem Then
         ;MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "test", "testing...")
         ;HotKeySet("^x", "RemedyFunc")
        ; SetOptions()


    ; Delete the previous GUI and all controls.
EndFunc   ;==>Example

;GUI Functions
Func SetOptions()
    Local $msg, $sItem
    GUICreate("Options", 380, 230, 100, 200, -1)   ;5 buttons   width/height/left/top
     GUICtrlCreateLabel("Delay ", 10, 10, 40) ; first cell 70 width
    $Input = GUICtrlCreateInput("500", 50, 10, 40, 20)  ;left/top/width/height
    GUICtrlSetState(-1, $GUI_FOCUS) ; the focus is on this button
    Local $Go = GUICtrlCreateButton("Go", 120, 10, 85, 25)
    GUISetState(@SW_SHOW) ; will display an empty dialog box with a combo control with focus on

;    Loop until the user exits.
    While 1
        Switch GUIGetMsg()
            Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
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I recommend reading the Managing Multiple GUIs tutorial in the Wiki. ;)


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It's because it's finishing the script after the second function. ;)

Have a look at what Melba suggested and I'm sure you will find your way. Anymore questions post script and we'll be sure to help. :)

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