Animated UpdateProgress in ASP.NET

This short article shows you how to do Animated UpdateProgress in ASP.NET.

This is not new but many people still looking for it. It is because this is nice and simple.

The simple html make up as below.

<%@ Page Language=”C#” AutoEventWireup=”true” CodeBehind=”WebForm1.aspx.cs” Inherits=”WebAppUpdateProgress.WebForm1″ %>


<!DOCTYPE html>


<html xmlns=””&gt;

<head runat=”server”>




    <form id=”form1″ runat=”server”>


        <asp:ScriptManager ID=”ScriptManager1″ runat=”server”></asp:ScriptManager>


        <asp:UpdatePanel ID=”UpdatePanel1″ runat=”server”>


               <asp:Button id=”btnClick” runat=”server” Text=”Button” OnClick=”btnClick_Click” />




        <asp:UpdateProgress ID=”UpdateProgress1″ AssociatedUpdatePanelID=”UpdatePanel1″ runat=”server”>


                <div class=”progress”>

                                <img src=”images/45.gif” />

                                <asp:Label ID=”Label1″ runat=”server” Text=”Emailing in progress please do not close this browser…” Font-Size=”Large” ForeColor=”Red”  Font-Bold=”True”></asp:Label>








The code behind as follow.

protected void btnClick_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)



    Response.Write(“Processing done…”);


You can also download a single project (for NetBean) from The sample file name is My MSN ID is Only use the Webform1.aspx and ignore the rest.


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Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress ( till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.
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