VB.net Windows Forms - Please Wait Dialog

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OK, So I have a Windows Application which has process that takes quite a while to run.  I have dialog box that pops up that shows a GIF with Please Wait...

The problem is while I'm waiting, I switch my screen over to my e-mail to check e-mails while it is running.  When I switch back the dialog box is GONE...yet the program is still processing data.  Why is my dialog box disappearing when switching between windows?  How can I make the dialog box stay visible when I switch back from my e-mail screen?

Thanks,
Mark
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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
it is probably hidden behind another form. try setting the owner when you call the show method
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smithmrkAuthor Commented:
OK, That worked...now part two of my question how can I get it to work with a BackgroundWorker since the GIF doesn't really animate very well when I show the dialog on the same thread as the one doing all the work.

Thanks,
Mark
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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
that's a different story and I don't really have a clue on that one
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smithmrkAuthor Commented:
Thanks!
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