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How do make a form loading... ( have progress)
I make a program but it loading very low, as i need form progreaa
please, help me
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by:RonaldBiemans
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What do you mean by have progress ? Do you mean a progress bar. What are you doing in the load event of that form. What causes it to be slow ? A bit more information is needed.
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by:123654789987
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This depends on the amount of operations u are doing in the page_load of the form. If u have a datagrid for example then u might have to use paging to populate the data ( if the data is huge).

Do tell me what are the kind of controls u have in the form the operations u are performing at page_load
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by:LearnITvn
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thanks for reply
1-I want make a form loading have progress bar
2-how do make it?
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by:LearnITvn
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thanks for reply
1-I want make a form loading have progress bar
2-how do make it?
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by:RonaldBiemans
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Hi LearnITvn,

Still a bit more information is needed, What are you doing in the load event (calculations, loading data from a database etc..)

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by:RonaldBiemans
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If you could post your form load event, we can  see what is happening?
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by:wguerram
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After showing the form call the refresh method of the form.

f.Show()
f.Refresh()
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by:LearnITvn
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hi RonaldBiemans
my program loading data from a database
have two form, - progress form & main form
i don't can active main form while progress loading

how do run main form while progress form loading

To wguerram:
I tried f.Show()f.Refresh() but unsuccessful
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When the progress bar is activated on another form, it means that u have delegated control to the progress form. The very purpose of having a progress bar means that u are having some background operations happening like - Retriving data or updating data or loading a form.

What operation do u want to do on your main form when progress form is activated?

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by:wguerram
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Here is the Module that runs both forms

'This is the progress form
' Form2
I just added a ProgressBar and change its modifiers property to Public

'This is the main form
Public Class Form1
    Public ProgressForm As Form2

    'Instead of a timer you would have your code when opening the database a other stuff
    Private Sub Timer1_Tick(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Timer1.Tick
       
        'I am using the reference to ProgressForm, since this have an instance of the Progress form
        With ProgressForm.ProgressBar1
            .Value += 1
            If .Value = .Maximum - 1 Then
                Timer1.Enabled = False
                ProgressForm.Close()
            End If
        End With
       
    End Sub    
End Class


Module Module1
    Public Sub main()
        Dim frmMainForm As New Form1
        Dim frmProgress As New Form2
        frmMainForm.ProgressForm = frmProgress

        frmProgress.TopMost = True 'This will make the progress form be always on top

        frmProgress.Show()
        Application.Run(frmMainForm)

    End Sub
End Module
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by:LearnITvn
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very good, thanks
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by:wguerram
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Hi LearnITvn,

It looks like it worked for you but i think you forgot to accept the answer.
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by:LearnITvn
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Hi wguerram
I'm new member
how do accept the answer
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