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In my windows form based application I have a for each loop.  I want the application to do it stuff in the for next loop until it is done OR the user clicks on the cancel button.  How would i make it recognise that the cancel button has been clicked while the for loop buttons is executing in another procedure??
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Mike Tomlinson earned 2000 total points
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You toggle a form level boolean in the cancel button handler.

In the loop, check the flag.  You must add DoEvents() inside the loop to allow the cancel button click to be processed.

*A more robust approach would be to place the work into a background thread with the BackgroundWorker() control.
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It tells me that DoEvents is not declared
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Sorry...for VB.Net you'd use "Application.DoEvents()".
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That works thanks much!
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