Doing a Progress Bar

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Sat Apr 19 15:09:01 EDT 2003

Edwin Gore wrote:

> Has anyone found a good way of doing a progress bar? When I am importing
> stuff from a tab-delimited file, I would like to have a modal dialog up with
> a progress bar, showing, well, the progress of the operation.
> Making the bar is no problem - the problem I am having is that I don't want
> the user to see all of the moving between cards and importing of data that
> is going on. I want them to see the main window remain the same and the
> progress bar upadte in the modal window over it.
> Since lock screen locks everything up, I haven't been able to find an
> elegant way of doing this. My first effort brute force solution - save the
> current card in the main window, lock the screen, do some stuff, push the
> current card I am working on, go to the saved card, update the progress bar,
> lock the screen, pop the card I was working on, reapet until done - works,
> but it's very, very slow.
> Anyone have any better solutions?

Why not just hide the man window and present a modeless progress window?

 Richard Gaskin 
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