Any suggestions would be appreciated.
That's a bit tricky. If the view is an HTML view (not the applet, and it probably won't be the applet), what you're waiting for is actually all of the HTML document to download. And you can't have anything happening while you're downloading.
My first suggestion would be to modify your view to be less bulky.
Assuming that that's not good enough, maybe this approach can be of help to you, but it will probably require you to change your application quite a lot:
- Load the view in a frame.
- On the page holding the view (use a $$ViewTemplate) put an onLoad event that hides the "Loading...please wait" message.
This was first published in May 2003