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Ok so I've found out that you can fake a modal child GUI by setting its parent's state to @SW_DISABLE.

Now what I'd like to do is make a true modal child form so that the calling script will pause until the child form returns, thus returning a value. Using @SW_DISABLE only disables the GUI aspect; the rest of the script keeps running.

Is there a way to accomplish this?

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Ok so I've found out that you can fake a modal child GUI by setting its parent's state to @SW_DISABLE.

Now what I'd like to do is make a true modal child form so that the calling script will pause until the child form returns, thus returning a value. Using @SW_DISABLE only disables the GUI aspect; the rest of the script keeps running.

Is there a way to accomplish this?

You have to code your script to not process anything from the original GUI, but focus only on the child GUI. If you are using GUICtrlSetOnEvent then you disable any functions that can be called for the parent GUI... But if you're not using GUICtrlSetOnEvent then you can just make a seperate While 1 GuigetMsg() WEnd loop for your child GUI.

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ACS,

Could I add one point to Achilles' reply.

You might like to consider using the "advanced" parameter for GUIGetMsg so that you can determine which GUI is returning the ControlID you are actioning. This can become particularly pertinent if you are trapping $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE events - you do not want your entire script exiting when you close your child GUI!

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