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    I'm trying to display some variables on a form like the UI_MSG_BOX does, but I don't want any interaction from the user. I just want to display the variables for about 5 seconds and then remove them from the screen. When I use the UI_MSG_BOX it waits for an answer before continuing the script and that is not what I want it to do. I tried the trace.write command but that only works with the trace window. I'm just wondering if their is a command I can use or do I have to create another form and use the dialog command.

  • #2
    RE: display problem


    Why not drop a textbox on your form, and then hide it?

    When you're ready assign values to the textbox and show it, then hide it again...

    -- tom


    • #3
      RE: display problem

      Thanks Tom
      that is about what I did, but I used the form.dialog command and then on the ontimer event (every second), and if that object is present I used the sleep command and pause for 3 seconds then close the dialog and return to normal operation.
      works sweet


      • #4
        RE: display problem

        You can also load a form or dialog to display your message for the desired time and then close it - all by xbasic.
        AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

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        • #5
          RE: display problem

          To expand on Peter's idea, which is a very good one used by many developers, I created a little function to open and close a small form with a simple text box with the message "Please Wait". I have a dummy table for menus, etc with only one dummy record. I created a form in this table called "dialogWorking" which is set to form size with no minimize or maximize option, just a title and the text box. The form location is approximately the center of the screen. Then I created a simple function to open and close the form.

          function Wait as L(Logical as L)
          wait = .T.
          if logical = .T.
          if is_object("dialogWorking")
          end if
          if is_object("dialogWorking")
          end if
          end if

          To show the form, I use the line wait(.T.) in a script. To close the form I add a line wait(.F.) Easier that writing the script lines each time. The user can close the form if they want, but this doesn't effect anything.



          • #6
            RE: display problem

            Attached is an example employing two methodologies...
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