Subject Animations during slow sqls
Author Robert martin

Code gear / Microsoft have changed the way TAnimate works. It used to
be threaded but now simply uses a timer in the main thread. There are
valid reasons for this however it is causing me some minor problems.

Previously when running an sql that is slow (compley SQL, small number
of results), I have simply run an animation and displayed a wait
message. However the Animate now freezes while the query is run. You
can get around this sort of problem in delphi code by running
application.processmessages in long running code, but I am not sure how
to handle it in a Query. Should I be lloking at using the callback
stuff or is their something simpler?

p.s. sorry about the long email.

Rob Martin
Software Engineer

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