Windows Forms - Best Practice Question

Discussion created by deleted-user-VeC5jUIlNXtq on Mar 22, 2013
Latest reply on Mar 22, 2013 by ldonahue

Obviously this isn't going to be a 100% agreed upon answer, but I'm curious what others think about it.

Is it "best" or "better" practice to have a new form (literally a form complete with elements etc...) for each new instance of needing a form, or is it better to re-use an existing form by re-arranging/altering values of the elements, within the code.

Any opinions are welcome, I'm mainly just curious.

For example, a particular Add-In we have has 3 actual forms in Visual Studio, but the user has to go through 5 forms for varying steps of the process (the forms are simply re-used, labels changed, etc...).