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Microsoft KB Archive/107806

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How to Create a Custom Wait Window in FoxPro for MS-DOS

ID: Q107806

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft FoxPro for MS-DOS, versions 2.0, 2.5, 2.5a, and 2.5b

SUMMARY

In FoxPro for MS-DOS, a custom window can be used to inform the user that a query, report, or other task is being completed.

MORE INFORMATION

In the program below, the user will see a blinking window that tells the user that a report is printing:

   SET TALK OFF
   USE customer
   DO blinkwind
   SET CONSOLE OFF
   REPORT FORM customer TO PRINT
   SET CONSOLE ON
   RELEASE WINDOW xxx

   PROCEDURE blinkwind
   DEFINE WINDOW xxx FROM 10,26 TO 12,53 NONE FILL CHR(177) COLOR +*W/*R
   ACTIVATE WINDOW xxx
   @ 1,5 SAY ' PRINTING REPORT...'

A blinking window will appear when the report starts and will disappear when the report finishes. The window can also be used for other waiting purposes. For example, if this routine is added to the procedure, the window would stay up for 5 seconds:

   x=SECONDS()
   y=SECONDS()+5
   DO WHILE x < y
      x=SECONDS()
   ENDDO
   RELEASE WINDOW xxx

Additional reference words: FoxDos 2.00 2.50 2.50a 2.50b KBCategory: kbprint kbprg KBSubcategory:


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