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How to: Dynamically Update Wait Form's Caption or Description

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A Wait Form is displayed by a Splash Screen Manager in a separate thread. To dynamically change labels within the Wait Form, while it is being displayed, use the SplashScreenManager.SetWaitFormCaption and SetWaitFormDescription methods.

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using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Data;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using DevExpress.XtraSplashScreen;
using System.Threading;

namespace WaitForm_SetDescription {
    public partial class Form1 : Form {
        public Form1() {

        private void btnShowWaitForm_Click(object sender, EventArgs e) {
            //Open Wait Form
            SplashScreenManager.ShowForm(this, typeof(WaitForm1), true, true, false);

            //The Wait Form is opened in a separate thread. To change its Description, use the SetWaitFormDescription method.
            for (int i = 1; i <= 100; i++) {
                SplashScreenManager.Default.SetWaitFormDescription(i.ToString() + "%");

            //Close Wait Form