How do I display then hide a progress box. I don't want any input or check boxes, just show the user that the computer is alive and working. A counter will be nice. When the task is done, the codewill remove the box.

Thank you,

Oops, I forgot to say VB 6 on Windows 2000 and XP.

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Make a timer and enable it and set the interval
Then draw a progress bar (installer type one)
then put this code:

sub timer1_tick

progressbar1.value = progressbar1.value + 1


I don't have my work computer with me right now, but I did that (or something real close) for an Excel macro and it put a little line of text in the bottom left corner of the screen. I had a hard time finding it when I was looking for it. The user just won't see it. I want something like MsgBox that puts up an impossible to ignore message. The problem with message box is that I did not see any way to disable user input and/or allow the program to continue on without user input.


Hi bkelly,
Can you use a combination of a form and a progress bar. I think you can do it in this way.



I am happy to do it in almost any way that is obvious to the user and can be updated as the procedure updates. I want to see your idea and thank you.


Do mine with a form, progressbar and timer and it will work. However i dint know that you were doing it in excel i thaught you meant the full visual studio VB not VBA

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Oh yeah here is some better code (may still be wrong but on the right track)


timer1.interval = 1000 (1 sec)

Sub timer1_tick
(dont know what else goes here but its the code it makes autonatcially when u click it in design view)

progressbar1.value = progressbar1.value + 1

end sub

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