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VB ASP.net popup question

Posted on 2011-05-10
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I am writing a web site application in vb.net using asp.net 4.0 and vs2010.  Everything so far is working well.

Now I want to add some type of popup window or message on the screen that tells the user that a process they have started is running.  As I am new to asp.net, I could use some guidance as how best to accomplish this.

In WinForm coding I would just popup a small form on the screen that tells the user a process is running and when the process has completed, I would end the form.

In WebForm coding I don't know if that is the correct approach or even how to accomplish it if it is the best approach.

Attached is the code that contains the process.  Following the "If IsPostBack Then" line I would like to notify the user that a process is running.  Then when the process ends (following the "p.WaitForExit()" line, I would like to remove the popup or message.

Thank you for any ideas and suggestions.
Protected Sub btnSummary_Start_Click(sender As Object, e As System.EventArgs) Handles btnSummary_Start.Click
        If IsPostBack Then
            'First, prepare the Retail_Flash_Detail table 
            Dim targetDir As String
            Dim p As New Process
            targetDir = ("\\tta-cwdw\Apps")
            p.StartInfo.WorkingDirectory = targetDir
            p.StartInfo.FileName = "Retail_Flash_Detail.exe"
            p.StartInfo.Arguments = txtSummary_ManualDate.Text
            p.StartInfo.CreateNoWindow = False

            If rdlEmail_or_Display_Summary_Report.Items(0).Selected = True Then     'Email to recipients
                'Call code to email report to recipients
            Else                                                                    'Display report on screen
                Session("mSales_Date_Parm") = txtSummary_ManualDate.Text
            End If
        End If
    End Sub

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Thanks for posting the suggestions.  Isn't there an easier way to display a message?  Seems like a lot of coding.  I would like to just post a message saying "Processing data...".  Maybe Web coding is just a lot more cumbersome than Windows coding?

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>Maybe Web coding is just a lot more cumbersome than Windows coding?

It is.

> I would like to just post a message saying "Processing data...".

There are many ways for doing that actually. You can just add a label on page which says processing data or you can add a javascript Alert but this can be closed. The links I posted are about showing a Javascript Popup modal dialog.

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I think I will try the label route first.  Thanks

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