With .NET you can easily change the current cursor by using the
Cursors class. To change the cursor to a hourglass, we’ll be using the
|this.Cursor = Cursors.WaitCursor;|
To change it back to normal after the application has stopped loading:
|this.Cursor = Cursors.Default;|
As IntelliSense points out, you can change the mouse cursor to various shapes (crosshair, hand, help, etc.).