Possibility to abort long pending operations

Idea created by 1_ljmvdburgt on Jul 9, 2013
    • 1_ljmvdburgt
    Desktop operations like rendering a large amount of features, adding a large dataset from or adding a service layer can take a long time to complete and freeze the ArcGIS Desktop application.
    The only way to abort ArcGIS in these scenarios is to kill and restart the application.

    It would be more user friendly to execute this type of operation in a separate thread and allow the user to abort the  operation and continue working in the application.