Display Excel Form while VBA code runs
Posted on 2012-12-31
I have an excel workbook with a lot of custom code going on in it and it takes a while to calculate (5-7 seconds)
Because of this, instead of leaving calculation set to Automatic, I manage it with VBA as the user clicks around and does different things (toggling calculation on and off, and recalculating programmatically as necessary). All of this works fine.
As a nice-to-have, I'd like to display a form with a label on it that says "Calculating. Please wait" while the calc occurs so the user doesn't just think their computer is broken. Problem is, when I display such a form via code, the rest of the code doesn't complete until I close the form manually again (clicking on the X button). Is there a way around this?
In other words: is there a way to make the form run asynchronously from the code that displayed it?