pop up while reading database

Discussion in 'Questions (Windows Mobile)' started by hlo, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. hlo

    hlo Member Licensed User

    on a program i'm writting, if the database is rather big I want a popup box (or something like it) that says "one moment please while I find your record". when the record is found i want the popup to programatically be removed and the data be shown. Msgbox won't work because you need an OK. pop.dll wont work as it's timed an the timing is undetermined.
    Anybody got some ideas? :confused:
    thanks in advance, HLO
  2. fwc320

    fwc320 New Member

    Why not use "WaitCursor (True)" and "WaitCursor (False)" ?
  3. taximania

    taximania Well-Known Member Licensed User

  4. klaus

    klaus Expert Licensed User

    You can also use a Panel with the text on it.
    And with Panel1.Visible = True and Panel1.Visible = False show and hide the text.

    Best regards.
  5. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    What action are you doing in your database? It should take long.
  6. hlo

    hlo Member Licensed User

    Thanks a bunch! for all the suggestions

    thanks for the suggestions. looks like a bunch of ways of doing it. :sign0060: I think i'll start with panel (why didn't I think of that one :sign0161: ) and work up the list.
    popup.dll is a routine I found on the forum, can't remember who wrote it, makes a little popup but uses a timer.
    the database(s) are in .csv format. I know I should use SQL for more speed (and may yet in the future) but the current requirements are for the database to be easily edited, from time to time, on the hard held. With about 300+ records (clients) it slows to about a 2 second wait on my htc8900. in most cases I don't for see that many records, but to be on the safe side...
    Anyway, thanks to one and all.
  7. taximania

    taximania Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Just for the record, It might have been me :)

    @Erel, Agraham, someone ?
    Would a notification.duration(5 seconds) halt the system for 5 secsonds ?
    Would a timer?.tick(100) event still fire during this 5 second period

    DoEvents ?

    Sorry :sign0137:
  8. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    What object is 'notification' ?
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