Using Intel® Visual Fortran to Create and Build Windows*-Based Applications
Keeping Child Windows Open
A child window remains open as long as its unit is open. The STATUS parameter in the CLOSE statement determines whether the child window remains open after the unit has been closed. If you set STATUS='KEEP', the associated window remains open but no further input or output is permitted. Also, the Close command is added to the child window's menu and the word Closed is appended to the window title. The default is STATUS='DELETE', which closes the window.
A window that remains open when you use STATUS='KEEP' counts as one of the 40 child windows available for the QuickWin application.