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VB6 DoEvents for Refreshing Only

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Is there an elegant way to use "DoEvents" in order to allow all the controls to repaint, but to ignore events triggered by the user during that time?

It's my understanding that DoEvents processes all of the messages in the message queue, not just the paint messages.
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by:jmundsack
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You could set the form's .Enabled property to False which would make it ignore all mouse and keyboard events but it would still respond to other events.  Then when you're done with the loop set the enabled property to True again.
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by:EDDYKT
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may be

dim ctrl as control

on error resume next
for each ctrl in controls
    ctrl. Refresh
next
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by:3_S
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you can also just do a refresh on your form (this includes everything on it)
me.refresh
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I was hoping to find something that could resolve "app is not responding" issues.

Unfortunately, trying to get around that problem caused more problems like crashing when I experimented using DoEvents and DoEvents while disabling specific controls in this application.

This link from shasunder was pretty close to what I was looking for though:
http://www.vbaccelerator.com/home/VB/Tips/Force_An_Area_of_a_Window_To_Repaint/article.asp

Thanks for your help!
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