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Let's say I have certain portion of codes which need to be run while I let the user see the progress bar on the form. How do I load the form containing the progress bar and at the same time it is processing something behind it?
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Load the form first, then show it modeless

FormX.Show vbModeless

That displays the form on the screen with the progress bar.

Then, in your main routine, start doing the processing that will take some time, and update the progress bar on formX

FormX.ProgressBar. (etcetera)

Every time you update the value of the progress bar, follow it by
DoEvents
So that the user looking at the form will see the progress bar moving (without the DoEvents they won't see anything).

Good luck

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PS - if the form containing the progress bar is your main form, you'll have to resort to using a Sub Main

Create a new BAS module in your VB project

In your BAS module, declare a sub as follows

Private Sub Main()

'Within this sub, you must load the main form as stated in the answer.
Form1.Show vbModeless

'Now you do your processing and update the progress bar on the main form

'Finally, hide form1
Form1.Hide

'...and show it modally to "actually" start the application
Form1.Show vbModal


End Sub


In your Project Properties you must set your Startup Object to Sub Main
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by:caraf_g
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PS - if the form containing the progress bar is your main form, you'll have to resort to using a Sub Main

Create a new BAS module in your VB project

In your BAS module, declare a sub as follows

Private Sub Main()

'Within this sub, you must load the main form as stated in the answer.
Form1.Show vbModeless

'Now you do your processing and update the progress bar on the main form

'Finally, hide form1
Form1.Hide

'...and show it modally to "actually" start the application
Form1.Show vbModal


End Sub


In your Project Properties you must set your Startup Object to Sub Main
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