Progress Bar

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Thu Mar 29 20:02:47 EDT 2012


Pete, if you only need a progress bar for Mac, I can update my spinner standalone to have a progress bar. That way the progress bar will continue to animate, since it would be independent of the livecode IDE, or anything else for that matter. Let me know if you are interested. 

Bob Sneidar
IT Manager
Calvary Chapel CM
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On Mar 29, 2012, at 16:36, Pete <pete at mollysrevenge.com> wrote:

> Thanks Scott and Richard.  I think I've got my algorithm to determine when
> to update the progress bar nicely tuned now.
> 
> I'm a little confused by the lock screen thing though.  Isn't lock screen
> for when you don't want screen changes to be seen?
> 
> Pete
> 
> On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 4:22 PM, Richard Gaskin
> <ambassador at fourthworld.com>wrote:
> 
>> Pete wrote:
>> 
>>> It takes about 2.5 times longer to process my test data with a
>>> progress bar than without one.
>> ...
>> 
>>> I calculate the update interval by dividing the number of records to
>>> be processed by 100 with a minimum of 10 to deal with small data
>>> sets.  I guess maybe I can play around with the divisor of 100 to
>>> see what yields the best blend of performance while still showing
>>> progress.
>> 
>> Yes, the longer interval between updates will help a lot.
>> 
>> This is true for all OSes, but even more so on the Mac with the rich
>> rendering required for the Aqua progress indicator.
>> 
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