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displaying text while the treeView is loading

Posted on 2004-09-10
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Hi folks:

I want to display some text like "loading data, please wait...." inside the treeview control while the treeview is loading. How can I do that? thanks in advance.
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Question by:rxraza
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tomasX2 earned 100 total points
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well if your problem is really the time it takes to retrieve the data and not the time it takes to throw it into the treeview then you can

                  treeView1.Nodes.Add(new System.Windows.Forms.TreeNode("loading data, please wait...."));
                  this.Refresh();
                  object[] nodes = GetAWholeBunchOfNodes();
                  treeView1.Nodes.Clear();
                  foreach( object node in nodes )
                  {
                        treeView1.Nodes.Add(node);
                  }
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by:shilpa2784
ID: 12042024
If it is taking lots of time throw it on the treeview then you can use a lable placed just above the treeview and change its text accordingly..

label1.Text = "Loading data...Please wait"
 object[] nodes = GetAWholeBunchOfNodes();
               treeView1.Nodes.Clear();
               foreach( object node in nodes )
               {
                    treeView1.Nodes.Add(node);
               }
label1.Text ="";
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by:rxraza
ID: 12044259
For some reason I do not want to make use of an extra label to display text messages.
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