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Here is a friendly Progress Bar for you to use

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  • Here is a friendly Progress Bar for you to use

    I thought I would share a a function for a progress bar which I find very handy. (see attachment)
    To use it in your code simply call the function as follows:-

    ProgressBar ({Caption Title},{Message},{Percentage},[Show% T/F {optional}]

    For Example:

    '*** Sample Test Code *****
    nMax = 1000
    for nCount=1 to nMax
    progressbar("Progress","Updating - Please Wait!",xProgressBar,.F.)
    next nCount

    Its that simple, you do not even have to worry about only calling the function only when the percentage has changed to the next whole number, the function will do it for you!(ie: As in the above example which would yield percentages of 1.1, 1.2, 1.4 etc) and would otherwise result in exceessive screen updating. (and obviously slow down your process loop)
    Mike Thomson

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    RE: Here is a friendly Progress Bar for you to use


    Thanks. You should put this in the Code Archive also.



    • #3
      RE: Here is a friendly Progress Bar for you to use

      This has now been placed in the code Archive

      Mike Thomson


      • #4
        RE: Here is a friendly Progress Bar for you to use

        Can you explain how to use this?


        • #5
          RE: Here is a friendly Progress Bar for you to use

          You need to save the attached text file as a function called progressbar (via the code Tab - Create New Function , paste the text from the text file)

          Yo use it just call it with the required parameters as per the sample code I supplied


          Mike Thomson


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            RE: Here is a friendly Progress Bar for you to use


            Thank you - it works great.

            Dave Jampole

            Women and cats will do whatever they want. The sooner men and dogs realize that, the happier they will be.


            • #7
              RE: Here is a friendly Progress Bar for you to use

              I have had a few people e-mail me asking if they can use this in their commercial apps

              The answer is Yes - it is there for the community

              Mike Thomson


              • #8
                Re: Here is a friendly Progress Bar for you to use

                Hi Mike
                Pardon the intrusion I just came across your thread and am trying to implement this into my code, I seem to be getting the following error
                Fatal error executing Ajax callback: Error executing Ajax callback. Error executing Ajax callback function 'Emailinvoice ': command: ui_modeless_dlg_box (fDlgName,sDlg)
                Error calling 'XDialogBox' a5wui method.
                If you could help I would be very grateful
                thanks in advance


                • #9
                  Re: Here is a friendly Progress Bar for you to use

                  This is a ten year old thread in the desktop section and like all xdialog code, Desktop applications only. Is that where you're trying to use it?
                  There can be only one.


                  • #10
                    Re: Here is a friendly Progress Bar for you to use

                    Sorry about that I just stumbled over the thread , my app is A5 v11 web
                    thanks anyway