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lukeer wrote:
Are there any suggestions for

1. Disabling all controls except for "Cancel" button

2. Showing WaitCursor on all controls except for "Cancel" button

 

Luc Pattyn already suggested[^] a modal dialog which is impossible due to the information on screen that user needs to press the correct buttons as mentioned above.


Think about it this way: you are still using and displaying information to the user on the form. Thus, the form is not currently busy, thus it shouldn't show a Wait cursor. The wait cursor is meant for if your form is busy and unable to interact for a while. This is not the case here.
Disabling all unavailable controls is already a very good hint that the form is 'working' on something, but it also shows that the form is still valid and ready for use. If you set the wait cursor on your form (even if it's not on your cancel button) then I'd get confused as a user: the wait cursor tells me that the form is currently unresponsive, pending the completion of an operation. But it isn't.

My advise to you: don't use the Wait cursor for this. It's confusing.
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