I have an application that pulls data from a large Oracle database. I have a form with various fields the user can enter and a Search button. I would like to display a message telling the user that the program is searching. I have created a form called frmSearchMsg that basically says to please wait. I load frmSearchMsg when the search button is clicked and unload it after the query is finished. The problem is that frmSearchMsg never seems to load complexly. I get the outline and title bar, but the body of the form never loads, i just see what is behind the form. I have tried using the .setfocus and have even put in an empty loop to slow the program down and give it the form time to load, but nothing helps. frmSearchMsg looks fine when I call it by its self. Any Ideas?