Microsoft KB Archive/107806
How to Create a Custom Wait Window in FoxPro for MS-DOS
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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.
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:
Last Reviewed: April 18, 1995