Problem Updating TextBox

Posted on 2000-03-15
Last Modified: 2010-05-02
I am having a problem with setting the value in a TextBox in VB 6.0.  Here is my code where the problem occurs:

        txtStatus.Text = "Saving Spreadsheet as mah_enctr.txt. Please Wait..."
        .ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs "I:\Working_Folder\MAH Encounters\mah_enctr.txt", xlTextPrinter
        .ActiveWorkbook.Close SaveChanges:=False
    End With
--> txtStatus.Text = "Creating MAH Provider and Service Files. Please Wait..."
    hProcess = OpenProcess(PROCESS_QUERY_INFORMATION, 1, _
                Shell("S:\Encounter_Data\MAH\MAH.BAT", vbHide))
        Sleep (2000)
        GetExitCodeProcess hProcess, RetVal
    Loop While RetVal = STILL_ACTIVE

Everything works fine up until the second line that tries to set the value of the TextBox.  The program seems to just totally ignore
this line.  I tried adding the SetFocus line to see if that would fix the problem, but it didn't do anything different.  If I set a breakpoint
and step through this section of code it works fine, but when I run it normally it never Changes the TextBox after the SaveAs.  Has
anyone seen anything like this before, or have any suggestions on what the problem might be?


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ID: 2619990
Add this line:

txtStatus.Text = "Creating MAH Provider and Service Files. Please Wait..."
txtStatus.Refresh '<-- Updates the textbox

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ID: 2620024
txtStatus.Text = "Creating MAH Provider and Service Files. Please Wait..."
Call DoEvents

Expert Comment

ID: 2620033
BTW, I would also change the code:

   Sleep (2000)
   GetExitCodeProcess hProcess, RetVal
Loop While RetVal = STILL_ACTIVE


   Sleep (2000)
   GetExitCodeProcess hProcess, RetVal
Loop While RetVal = STILL_ACTIVE


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