As many UX (user experience) people will point out, the good ol' WAIT WINDOW command, while useful for showing progress, isn't very visually pleasing. Many developers skip the WAIT WINDOW and favor a progress bar but as Andy Kramek has pointed out on his blog, when you're scanning through a 20,000 record table, tracking the percentage complete can slow you down. While it's nice to show the actual percentage, even Vista now just shows an animated therm that really doesn't show progress. What alternatives are there? MSGSVC has a useful therm approach - which can display an animated icon.But it uses a Timer and those can take up valuable resources. I've recently taken to putting up a form with an animated GIF on it among other things. I used to use the animated AVI file approach that MS recommended years ago but the big problem there is that it's too hard to create a nice AVI or the tools just aren't there to do it. (My users are getting tired of seeing t
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