Adding contents of text file to child form

B Rawlings

B Rawlings

May 20 2014 4:41 PM

 I am trying to add the contents of a text file to a text box in a child form using 'Open' from the parent file. This is what I have so far:

private void openToolStripMenuItem_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)


openFileDialog1.InitialDirectory = Directory.GetCurrentDirectory();

// Display the file open dialog box and show only text files.

DialogResult responseDialogResult;

openFileDialog1.Filter = "Text Files (*.txt)|*.txt";

responseDialogResult = openFileDialog1.ShowDialog();

// Check that the user did not click the cancel button.

if (responseDialogResult != DialogResult.Cancel)


// Open the child form.

Form2 childOneForm = new Form2();

childOneForm.MdiParent = this;


childOneForm.Text = openFileDialog1.FileName;



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