Force Window Redraw
Posted on 2003-11-07
I have a window that has a progress bar that's supposed to show progress during a long calculation. It works fine except if you place another window over it then remove it - it never receives anymore paint messages. I've tried a list of different functions including :
InvalidateWindow(), UpdateWindow(), RedrawWindow().. then SendMessage(WM_PAINT, 0, 0).
I used these in the function that updates the progress bar so everytime it moves it should redraw its window. But this never occurs and the window will just remain white. Is there any way to really force it to redraw - I thought SendMessage() would not let the program continue until that message was processed?