Is it possible to open Form A from Form B and have Form B stay open after I close Form A?

I am trying to build a Windows application using VB.NET. Suppose I have two forms, A and B, and I want to open Form B from Form A. And after Form B is opened, I want to close Form A and continue working on Form B. Is that possible? Right now when I close Form A, Form B also closes.
Try to defining Form B outside of Form A. When you are closing Form A, the reference to Form B is destroyed by implication and this is why it dies. You should always try to define forms and referencing material outside of the classes should you need them elsewhere. Otherwise, at times, this leads to such issues.
This was first published in March 2003

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