Hi DAW,

I suggest that on Initializing the report and pbShowStatusPanel=True then a warning message be displayed for users saying: "Flashing StatusPanel may cause epileptic seizures - look away now"

OK, Seriously...

The DRStatusPanel flashes at least 3-5 times while printing a report.. why?

Activation / deactivation

  1. OpenReport: StatusPanel loaded saying "Loading report please wait" then immediately deactivates
  2. RefreshReport: StatusPanel activate again, and displays "Reading Records" and then deactivates
  3. DisplayReport: StatusPanel activate again, and displays "Formatting Pages" or "Printing..." and then deactivates
  4. --OR- PrintReport: StatusPanel activate again, and displays "Printing..." and then deactivates


Actual suggestion:

Why not just leave it displayed while the report runs and only deactivate it once at the "end" ?

This is not merely a cosmetic change request, but the rapid activation/deactivation tends to have weird outcomes if the application is run as an remoteapp. We have found instances where the statuspanel is 'stuck' although the deactivate message had been sent.

Thanks.