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How do I make it so that when a user click on btnSave,

The cursor turns into an hourglass
and nothing else can be done while save is in progress.

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Question by:sopheak
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by:AnswerTheMan
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Screen.MousePointer=vbHourGlass
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by:AnswerTheMan
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to release :
Screen.MousePointer=vbDefault
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by:sopheak
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I tried it, but I can still click on other buttons (even with the hourglas cursor) while the save is in progress.  Am I missing something?

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Éric Moreau earned 200 total points
ID: 2779199
Just turning the mouse pointer doesn't stop user from clicking elsewhere.

You can use this:

Private Sub Command1_Click()
Dim dtmstart As Date

Screen.MousePointer = vbHourglass
Me.Enabled = False

'Simulate some process
dtmstart = Now
Do Until DateAdd("s", 15, dtmstart) < Now
    DoEvents
Loop

Me.Enabled = True
Screen.MousePointer = vbDefault
Beep
End Sub
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by:sopheak
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Thanks, that was it
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by:maxwseven
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I usually do this to deal with that problem :

 I don't know how heavy your application is but, I usually put all my buttons on a container
( Ex. PictureBox ).

Then put the picturebox without border and the correct BackColor so that you can not tell that there is a picturebox on the form. When the "Save" is in progress, put the picturebox like so :

 MousePointer = vbHourGlass
 Picture1.enabled = false
 
 'Job...
 'Job...
 'Job...
 'Job finished

 Picture1.enabled = true
 Mousepointer = vbDefault

 OK !

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