Version: 3.0.4
wxBusyInfo Class Reference

#include <wx/busyinfo.h>

Detailed Description

This class makes it easy to tell your user that the program is temporarily busy.

Just create a wxBusyInfo object on the stack, and within the current scope, a message window will be shown.

For example:

wxBusyInfo wait("Please wait, working...");
for (int i = 0; i < 100000; i++)
{
DoACalculation();
}

It works by creating a window in the constructor, and deleting it in the destructor.

You may also want to call wxTheApp->Yield() to refresh the window periodically (in case it had been obscured by other windows, for example) like this:

wxWindowDisabler disableAll;
wxBusyInfo wait("Please wait, working...");
for (int i = 0; i < 100000; i++)
{
DoACalculation();
if ( !(i % 1000) )
}

but take care to not cause undesirable reentrancies when doing it (see wxApp::Yield for more details). The simplest way to do it is to use wxWindowDisabler class as illustrated in the above example.

Note that a wxBusyInfo is always built with the wxSTAY_ON_TOP window style (see wxFrame window styles for more info).

Library:  wxCore
Category:  Common Dialogs

Public Member Functions

 wxBusyInfo (const wxString &msg, wxWindow *parent=NULL)
 Constructs a busy info window as child of parent and displays msg in it. More...
 
virtual ~wxBusyInfo ()
 Hides and closes the window containing the information text. More...
 

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

wxBusyInfo::wxBusyInfo ( const wxString msg,
wxWindow parent = NULL 
)

Constructs a busy info window as child of parent and displays msg in it.

Note
If parent is not NULL you must ensure that it is not closed while the busy info is shown.
virtual wxBusyInfo::~wxBusyInfo ( )
virtual

Hides and closes the window containing the information text.