progress bar stalls

Ken Ray kray at
Fri Aug 30 16:15:00 EDT 2002


If you can use "open process" instead of "shell" (at least for Windows),
that will allow you to continue updating your progress bar. I don't know if
it works the same for Mac and AppleScript, though...

Ken Ray
Sons of Thunder Software
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Brad Allen" <BradAllen at>
To: <use-revolution at>
Sent: Friday, August 30, 2002 3:26 PM
Subject: progress bar stalls

> I'm using a progressbar to provide the user a sense the the script is
> progressing, but it's not as smooth as I would like, due to a lack of
> multithreading in the script. In fact, script execution (and
> therefore the progressbar) completely stops moving while waiting for
> certain commands to execute, such as DOS shell commands or do
> Applescript commands.
> I tried using the "send" command to trigger delayed messages to my
> updateProgressMessage handler, but these delayed send messages were
> for some reason held up while the shell command was executing.
>    --  send "updateProgressMessage " & quote & "Please wait.
> Generating report......" & quote & ",55" to this stack in 60 seconds
> Any ideas on this? Thanks...
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