VB.net Windows Forms - Popup Dialog Modal USING BackgroundWorker

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OK, I want to have a popup dialog that has a "Please Wait..." GIF while the program is working on loading data.  I don't want a progress bar as I have one of those on the main screen I just want a small popup dialog box with the animated gif showing Please Wait...

How can I popup the modal dialog box using a BackgroundWorker?

Thanks,
Mark
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CodeCruiserCommented:
You may not be able to use BackgroundWorker for the Gif itself. You can use backgroundworker to do the actual work while the GUI thread is showing the gif. Or you can use a thread to show the gif form using application.run method.
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smithmrkAuthor Commented:
Can you give me an example of application. run method?

Thanks,
Mark
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smithmrkAuthor Commented:
OK, without using BackgroundWorker...do you have any examples of where I can display the GIF Form have have it reference back to the parent form so that it is Modal...so if the user click into another window and clicks back to the application it will still show the Please Waiting...screen?

Thanks,
Mark
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CodeCruiserCommented:
I think application.run will not make it modal. Have you tried doing your time consuming task in a backgroundworker and letting the UI thread show the gif?
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smithmrkAuthor Commented:
Thanks!

Mark
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