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The following seems to work correctly:

sub check_card { my $cardno = $card->get(); if (length $cardno == 0) { error_no_card(); } elsif (length $cardno > 0) { $mw->Label ( -text => "\nChecking Account Details for '$cardno'.\n Ple +ase Wait......\n", -width => 54, )->pack(); $mw->update; my $exists = check_in_SQLStore($cardno); print "We got nothing\n" unless $exists; } }

That is, call $mw->update; immediately after creating the label.

See, for example, the recent thread Perl/Tk window contents disappear when obscured then revealed.

Hope that helps,

Athanasius <°(((><contra mundum Iustus alius egestas vitae, eros Piratica,


In reply to Re: Tk won't output until finished by Athanasius
in thread Tk won't output until finished by packetstormer

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