[fpc-pascal] Progress Bar in different widget sets

Marc PERTRON marc.pub at finistware.com
Fri Nov 3 09:59:16 CET 2006

Graeme Geldenhuys a écrit :
> Hi,
> GTK's progress bar has a feature where the progress bar moves left and
> right repeatedly, instead of the normal from Min to Max.
> What do you call that feature and what do you actually use it for?
> I know I have seen in used in Mozilla Thunderbird as well, but
> couldn't remember where.
> I just implemented a basic TProgressBar widget for fpGUI and wanted to
> know if that Gtk progress bar feature (running left and right
> repeatedly) is something people actually use in applications and worth
> the time implementing in fpGUI. 
It's used when you don't know the time a thing will last (for example, 
some downloads in FF, or Windows XP boot)
Not sure it's very useful, most of the time i prefer adding a "Kb 
Downloaded" or things like that to show people that the program is working.
My 2 cents ;o)

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