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Posted on 2012-03-14
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Hi,

I have a user form that performs a few actions, some of these can take a few minutes. I want to show the user that something is happening as the egg timer flicks on and off.

I have previously used user forms to create a progress bar and updated that everytime a module finished. I dont really want to be building multiple user forms to show the progress.

Is there a simple way i cant show that something is happening to the user, then when the sub finished, the signal ends

Thanks
Seamus
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by:kgerb
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I have used Alain's.  It's attractive and works well.  All the heavy lifting is already done.  You just have to implement it.

Article

Make sure you click 'yes' if you like it and use it.

Kyle
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by:Mez4343
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What about using the Status bar in bottom left corner of excel window?

http://www.vbaexpress.com/kb/getarticle.php?kb_id=87
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by:Seamus2626
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Hey Mez, i would prefer something more visible.

Kyle, i dont understand how thias code will know when my sub has finished its actions?

Thanks
Seamus
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kgerb earned 500 total points
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Seamus,
You have to configure the progress bar before you use it and tell it how many iterations you are going to run.  Then, while you are looping through your iterations you have to update the status of the progress bar.  

This example is copied directly from the article.
Sub wasteTime()
    Dim i As Long
    Dim diag As New ProgressDialogue
    diag.Configure "Wasting Time", "Now wasting your time...", -10000, 10000
    diag.Show
    For i = -10000 To 10000
        diag.SetValue i
        diag.SetStatus "Now wasting your time... " & i
        If diag.cancelIsPressed Then Exit For
    Next i
    diag.Hide
End Sub

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Line 4 configures the progress bar with a title, a comment, a min value, and a max value.
Line 7 updates the progress bar with a new value.

Hope this helps.  If you need more explanation let me know.

Kyle
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by:Seamus2626
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Thank you Kyle

All good
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