I am passing a variable to a MODALDIALOG window which I explicitly set as a string (CStr). eg "024" .. when I display it on the MODAL window it is "24"???? Not Happy!!!! .. but the real pain is how do I get that value for use in an SQL query on th e modal window ??? ie the MODAL window is passed a parameter .. it displays a listbox of possible options based on a previous listbox and the user makes a choice... which is returned to the parent window.