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  • Hi all

    I've set up my mobile application to sync on a background thread, allowing users to continue to use the application while the sync occurs. I'd like to feedback to the user that this is happening, is there a best practice method of doing this? I can't have a textbox/statusbar etc to notify as the user may have navigated away from the calling form during the sync.

    The only part of the screen that I can think of as suitable is the taskbar as it will always be visible. One solution I thought would be quite neat would be to access the icon used by Activesync during sync, (2 arrows coming together), is this possible? Or maybe change the taskbar colour? Failing that, how are other sync services developers providing sync status notificaition to users whilst syncing in the background?

    Thanks
    Matt
    • Moved by Tina_Tian Friday, April 22, 2011 7:57 AM (From:SyncFx - Microsoft Sync Framework Database Providers [ReadOnly])
    Friday, October 24, 2008 9:17 PM