troubleshooting Question

How to display a Processing... message in vb.net using multi-threading

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I have a application that takes a long time to process some data so I wanted to display a Processing.... message with animation.

When I display the message before starting the data processing the animation freezes.
How do I display the processing message without freezing the animation? I tried multi-threading but I can't get it to work.
Private MessageThread As System.Threading.Thread
        Public Sub DisplayMessage()
            Dim display As New Processing
            display.MdiParent = mdiMain

            display.Show()

        End Sub

sub CrunchData()

messagethread = new system.threading.thread(address of DisplayMessage)
messagethread.start

''''do data crunching here

''''

messagethread.suspend
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