How do I change the cursor to a Wait cursor in ASP.NET?
Often when a user clicks something on your ASP.NET web page the server side code
goes off and executes a long running process. In a Winforms application
you could change the cursor to a wait or hourglass cursor to
inform the user that the application is busy.
With ASP.NET pages this is a bit more of a problem to do. You need to employ a
document.body.style.cursor = 'wait';
Add this to your <BODY> tag:
<body onbeforeunload="setHourglass();" onunload="setHourglass();">
The onbeforeunload and onunload
events in Internet Explorer fire prior to the page unloading during the start
of the post back operation. The cursor will change to an hourglass then when
the page gets posted back and re-renders, the cursor is set back to the
Or, you can add the following line to the FORM tag instead.
<form runat="server" onsubmit="return setHourglass();">