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URGENT C# Form Load takes awhile. Show a progress bar while loading

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I have a form that takes awhile to load becasue it has to unzip a folder parse a file and load that file onto the screen.

The problem is that the screen takes a while to load. Basically giving the user the impression that the screen froze.

So what I was thinking is showing a progress bar that says form loading. How do I go about doing this.
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by:Jaime Olivares
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inside your parsing function, you can call Application.DoEvents() to avoid freezing
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by:NewMom2Brandon
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I tried that and it actually did freeze my application.

Its not that the application is freezzing its just that it take a while for the form to load
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by:Jaime Olivares
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So, just include the progress bar into your form and update it from the parsing function, you have to call DoEvents anyway to allow the progress bar to show advance.
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The best solution was to actually place a backgroundWorker into my form I am loading.
I also added a Status bar, and timer. This allowed my form to load and show the user that something is happening.

http://www.c-sharpcorner.com/UploadFile/LivMic/BGWorker07032007000515AM/BGWorker.aspx
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