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Display "Please wait.." message while the page is loading

Posted on 2011-05-11
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have a web application which generates the diagram of the given database depending upon the selection
of the end user. I have a few ajax listbox controls on the form which displays the information
about the tables of the database.

At times, it takes a long time when the page loads listbox controls with table information from
the database. Rather than displaying a blank page, I would like to display a message like
"Please wait.." to let the end user know that my application is loading the information about
their database.

I have tried using loadingpanel control which display the loading image while the page is being
loaded. It works fine but at the end when the diagram gets generated, I would like to give
the user the flexibility to go back and generate another diagram by making a different selection.
Loadingpanel control does not give me that flexibility.

What are the other possible options?
Question by:toddj1
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I want to associate the loading message with form load event. I have tried including javascript code but it does not seem to be working.
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You could pass the loading message to the JavaScript function...
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I have tried that but rather than displaying the loading message the page load event gets fired and it never displays the message..
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Rick earned 1500 total points
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Here's an example using JavaScript.
But instead of displaying a plain text message, it uses a .gif "loading" image.


And here is a different solution:



Author Comment

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Thanks for your response. Are you suggesting that I should include a first page that loading message and then go to my original page?

I tried including initial page - test.aspx with loading message in it. When I include server.transfer("Default.aspx") in the loadcomplete event of test.aspx, the message does not get displayed.
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you can try a updateprogress control.. if ajax enabled website..

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Didn't quite get where I needed with this.

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