>> On Tue, Aug 13, 2013 at 2:08 PM, Art Heimsoth>> <email@example.com> wrote:>>>>> For your specific problem here, I would write my own timed>>> message dialog. When using it, send a reference to the executing>>> dialog to your timed message dialog. In your timed message,>>> periodically check back to see if the other dialog is still>>> alive. Quit the timed message if you discover the other dialog is ended.>>>>>> I tried to start a second dialog and then use WinTimer in that>>> dialog, with the intention of setting a shared variable from the main dialog>>> when I wanted the second dialog to end. The second dialog would put up a panel>>> that includes a "Cancel" button to allow manual cancellation if necessary.>>>> You need to use popup() to start the second dialog. The popup()>> method returns immediately and your first dialog can continue>> working.>>I'm still having trouble with this, but I am not sure my approach will workanyway. I am trying to get an operation like .timedmessage but where Ican cancel it from the popup panel; ie, add a cancel button to that dialogthat would do the same thing as sending ok to the .timedmessage dialog.In using a dialog that I build and kick off with popupAsChild() or with popup()the child panel is not displayed until after the child InitDialog returns. I wasintending to put the timed logic in the InitDialog, but seems like I need someother method for it - how do I kick that off?To test this, I put a do loop with say statements in the child and parentdialogs, and found that if I canceled the parent dialog, the do loopscontinued until they timed out - they were not canceled. I assume thatin normal for dialogs?Another problem with this approach, is the underlying dialog is allowed to run,but the user dialog buttons, menu, etc are also active allowing user input whichis what I need to block; ie, a modal setup.I am looking for something that will notify the user the application is busy, butallow them to cancel it manually if necessary without using task manager. Whilethis notification is showing, all interfacing controls should be disabled, but theunderlying dialog logic; ie, SQL lookups should be allowed to continue.If I could figure out how to get the timed message to run in the child dialog,I could disable all the buttons and menu items while the child dialog is activeand then enable them again when the lookup operation is complete and thechild is ended. Are there other (simpler) ways to accomplish this?
Art Heimsoth - firstname.lastname@example.org
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