Independent Progress Bar

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Wed Dec 14 17:49:22 CST 2011


Well some may have missed it, but I was saying that I created a standalone, and all it does is display a window that has no title bar, with a message and a spinning gif. I use it when I am opening an app that uses SQL to give the user something to look at while the connection is made and everything is set up. Someone who is adventurous and good at setting up communication between two Livecode apps could easily find a way to change the message and set the location you want it to show up in, among other things, making it a cheap but effective little "Wait..." dialog. 

I launch it by putting together a simple Applescript command in my startup stack that tells the :Spinner" application to activate. When I am done with it, I tell the app to quit. It's actually kind of nice, except that of course, it's an app, and they can be quit or hidden. Since the typical time I need to wait is only a few seconds, it's not a problem. 

If I was any good at making a Livecode external, I would try, but alas, I know nothing of C. 

Bob


On Dec 14, 2011, at 2:59 PM, stephen barncard wrote:

> I would use them if they worked.   These would be awesome little indicator
> packages, if we don't overuse it like blinking in old web sites. Browsers
> seem to do this with little cpu load.
> Remember Imageready?
> 
> On 14 December 2011 13:05, Bob Sneidar <bobs at twft.com> wrote:
> 
>> Voted for it. Not too many people seem to be using this system though.
>> 
>> Bob
>> 
>> On Dec 14, 2011, at 12:48 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
>> 
>>> FWIW:
>>> 
>>> Asynchronous GIF playback
>>> <http://quality.runrev.com/show_bug.cgi?id=7600>
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