Related to my earlier thread about looping over files, I'd like to popup a dialog telling the user that the work is happening (in a big directory, it can take a while). The best option I've found for that is response, but it requires a response, so it blocks the rest of the script. Is creating a dialog box in XUI be the best option? Would that work?
If you are popping up a dialog, that must mean that the user is watching. If the user is watching, what's the problem with asking him/her to click on an "OK" button? Or do you want this to run with or without human monitoring? The "message" command might work better for that. However, if the text is short enough to fit in the Arbortext window message area in the lower border of the window, it will. So you need to make sure the message is big enough to cause a separate dialog to appear.