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Tech Note: Forcing Screen Redraws: Updating a Progress Display on a Form, Part II
PRODUCT: 4D | VERSION: 6.5 | PLATFORM: Mac & Win
Published On: June 1, 2000
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This is the second part of a two-part technical note series. Part I described a simple trick you can use to force an immediate redraw of a portion of a form. It is particularly useful for updating a progress display on a form.

Part II describes how to combine the forced redraw technique with the MESSAGE command to create a faster progress display. Tips for reducing the processing overhead of a progress display are also included.



This technical note described a simple trick you can use to force an immediate redraw of a portion of a form, even while code is running in that form’s process. Also described was how to combine the forced redraw technique with the MESSAGE command to create a faster progress display. Tips for reducing the processing overhead of a progress display were included.

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