[Expand]General Information
[Expand]WinForms Controls
[Expand]ASP.NET Controls and MVC Extensions
[Expand]ASP.NET Bootstrap Controls
[Expand]ASP.NET Core Bootstrap Controls
[Collapse]WPF Controls
 [Expand]What's Installed
 [Expand].NET Core 3 Support
 [Expand]Common Concepts
 [Expand]MVVM Framework
 [Collapse]Controls and Libraries
  [Expand]Data Grid
  [Expand]Ribbon, Bars and Menu
  [Expand]Charts Suite
  [Expand]Pivot Grid
  [Expand]Rich Text Editor
  [Expand]Tree List
  [Expand]Gauge Controls
  [Expand]Map Control
  [Expand]Layout Management
  [Expand]Windows Modern UI
  [Expand]Data Editors
  [Expand]Navigation Controls
  [Expand]Spell Checker
  [Expand]Property Grid
  [Expand]PDF Viewer
  [Expand]TreeMap Control
  [Expand]Gantt Control
  [Expand]Diagram Control
  [Collapse]Windows and Utility Controls
    Wait Indicator
   Dialogs, Notifications and Panels
  [Expand]Scheduler (legacy)
 [Expand]Scaffolding Wizard
  Redistribution and Deployment
  Get More Help
 [Expand]API Reference
[Expand]Xamarin Controls
[Expand]Windows 10 App Controls
[Expand]Office File API
[Expand]Report and Dashboard Server
[Expand]eXpressApp Framework
[Expand]eXpress Persistent Objects
[Expand]CodeRush Classic
[Expand]Cross-Platform Core Libraries
[Expand]Tools and Utilities
 End-User Documentation
View this topic on docs.devexpress.com (Learn more)

Wait Indicator

Expanded Overview

The Wait Indicator is a popup panel used to indicate the progress of operations during your application run.

Some DevExpress WPF Controls (the GridControl (see GridControl),LoadingDecorator (see LoadingDecorator), etc.) use this panel to provide visual feedback during data/content/etc. loading.


The Wait Indicator works within the main application's UI thread. The UI freezes may affect the Wait Indicator animation.

Expanded Customization Capabilities

The Wait Indicator's appearance depends on the applied theme. Here are examples of a Wait Indicator shown in different themes.

The default layout of the Wait Indicator consists of the animated image and the label.

You can customize the Wait Indicator's layout using the ContentTemplate property. The code snippet below illustrates how to set the custom Wait Indicator content.

The image below illustrates the result.

Expanded Displaying Wait Indicator

To use the WaitIndicator control in your application, add it to you form and control its visibility using the DeferedVisibility property.

Expanded Example

To control the WaitIndicator control's visibility, use the DeferedVisibility property. As for changing WaitIndicator's properties, it is a common WPF control and you can change its properties in code behind or using bindings. You can read more about the bindings here:  Data Binding(WPF).

Is this topic helpful?​​​​​​​