running a process in the background
cmsheffield at gmail.com
Tue Mar 28 13:01:27 EST 2006
Thanks, Ken. Unfortunately that didn't quite do the trick for me.
My situation seems a little bit different from that explained in this
link. I tried adapting it to work for me but couldn't quite get
there. No matter what I try, once the report building process starts
I can't do anything else. And this is a lot of code executing. So
going into it at this point and putting in some kind of command here
and there to update my modal dialog would be a lot of work. I think
this is a situation where threads would come in handy.
Anyway, thanks for the idea, but got any others? :-)
On Mar 24, 2006, at 4:13 PM, Ken Ray wrote:
> On 3/24/06 4:10 PM, "Chris Sheffield" <cmsheffield at gmail.com> wrote:
>> How is this done, or can it be done? Or maybe this isn't even the
>> right question.
>> Here's what I'm trying to do. I have a handler that generates a set
>> of reports for my application. That handler can take a while to
>> process if there is a lot of data to work with. So what I'm trying
>> to do is display a modal dialog that basically just says "Please
>> wait" while the reports are generated. The "Please wait" dialog also
>> has the little chasing arrows animated gif and a Cancel button to
>> stop the process if necessary.
>> Here's what's happening. The dialog displays just fine, and the
>> reports are generated just fine. But while the work is being done,
>> the dialog does not respond in any way. The chasing arrows do not
>> move and I can't click on the Cancel button. Is there any way around
>> this? The dialog is a substack of the stack that creates the
>> reports. In the openCard handler of the first, and only, card of the
>> substack, I have a send "DoReports" in time command. And that's it.
>> Is there any way to do what I want? Seems like I've seen it done
>> before, but can't quite get it working.
> Here you go:
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