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Hourglass in VB Script

Posted on 2003-11-18
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In VB script, what is the command to turn the hourglass on and turn the hourglass off?

Thanks in advance,

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by:dustybryn
ID: 9771161
screen.mousepointer=vbhourglass 'on
screen.mousepointer= vbdefault 'off
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by:Yoink
ID: 9771321
dustybryn, I am getting an "Object Required" error message.  Does screen need to be declared and set?
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by:dustybryn
ID: 9771747
Sorry, didn't read the question properly so I gave you the answer in VB. Have a look at the following for VBScript,

http://sourceforge.net/snippet/download.php?type=snippet&id=100396
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by:EDDYKT
ID: 9771995
Try
 document.body.style.cursor="wait"

if you want to use asp

if in .vbs, I don't think you can
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by:TooKoolKris
ID: 9773130
The only way I know to do this is in IE. This will turn the cursor to the hourglass while the script is running. To turn it back change the "wait" to "default". This will create a small window and change the cursor to the hourglass for 5 seconds then close the window.

Set objIE = CreateObject("InternetExplorer.Application")
objIE.navigate "file://c:\test.htm"
objIE.left=200
objIE.top=200
objIE.height=175
objIE.width=450
objIE.menubar=0
objIE.toolbar=0
objIE.addressbar=0
objIE.statusbar=0
objIE.visible=1

Set objDocument = objIE.Document
objDocument.body.style.cursor = "wait"
Wscript.Sleep 5000
objIE.Quit
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by:Arthur_Wood
ID: 9776003
where are you trying to use the VBScript?  Is this for an ASP page, or in Outlook? Or perhap[s somewhere else?

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by:Yoink
ID: 9778153
Arthur, we are launching the VBScript files from an intranet site.  We use this site to distribute various databases within our organization.  Having the hourglass appear is a "nice to have," since some of our users are extremly click happy.
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by:Arthur_Wood
ID: 9778627
you might be better off issueing an Alert('This may take a while') type of message.

Just a thought.

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by:Yoink
ID: 9778847
Arthur, we already have a message box that appears letting the user know the download is in process, but there are the select few who lack patience.

I guess I do not understand why this is so difficult since in VBA, enabling/disabling the hourglass is a matter of using one line of code.
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by:Yoink
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CleanupPing,

Could you please refund the points?  I was unable to get any of the above suggestions to work.

Thanks in advance,

Yoink
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by:DanRollins
ID: 10548729
Yoink, an EE Moderator will handle this for you.
Moderator, my recommended disposition is:

    Refund points and save as a 0-pt PAQ.
    *** several suggestions are PAQworthy

Dan Rollins -- EE database cleanup volunteer
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