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Problem is the .exe file takes about 30 seconds to run, and has to run before the php page loads, so the visitor is left looking at the form submit page with no real feedback.
What would be the normal way of providing user feedback in this situation? Ideally I'd like to be able time the script and tell the user how long they had left to wait using a nice moving bar. Otherwise I guess some generic "page loading" image started on form submit.
What does everyone else do in this situation?
I've never done something like that, but that's what I would try.
Form is posted to php page with shell_exec(), but the previous page with the loading graphic still shows until the program has executed. Right after the shell exec I've got a header redirect to a results page with an ID in the address so I know which results to show.