Is it possible to show a 'busy' mouse pointer while a addin tool is working?

Discussion created by timmo1982 on Apr 27, 2014
Latest reply on May 5, 2014 by timmo1982
I have a python addin tool which takes about 5-8 seconds to complete its processing which is just long enough for the user to wonder if it's working or not- Is it possible to either change the pointer to show the 'busy' icon or provide another way to show that the tool is working/busy?

Originally I put a simple warning in a .messageBox saying 'This tool takes a while to work, please be patient' but this requires the user to click 'OK' every time which isn't ideal.