Independent Progress Bar

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Wed Dec 14 18:06:07 CST 2011


3.5 Megabytes. Very small. I will send you the stack and the standalone direct. The prompt is in Belgium type. I hope you have that. If not it will revert to default I guess. 

Bob


On Dec 14, 2011, at 3:57 PM, stephen barncard wrote:

> one way to achieve multi-tasking.   Actually brilliant. What is the size of
> that little sucker?
> 
> On 14 December 2011 15:49, Bob Sneidar <bobs at twft.com> wrote:
> 
>> 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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