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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.

Note

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).

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