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C# Progress Bar Status Bar Panel

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A reusable progress bar panel control for display inside the status bar.

Progress Bar In Use

Introduction

You can't just drop a progress bar control into a status bar panel, so I made this. This is actually the second time I've had to do this, so I got fed up and wanted to drop the code here so nobody would have to do it again.

Using the code

First thing to do is just drop a status bar on your form, and create a Panel or two. You can mess around with the panel settings afterwards, but the easiest thing to do is select Owner-Draw on the status bar panel that you want to be the progress bar from the very beginning.

// Change the type of the panel to StatusBarProgressPanel on your Form
private StatusBarProgressPanel progressPanel;

// Initialize the measurement values
progressPanel.StartPoint = 0;
progressPanel.EndPoint = 100;
progressPanel.StepSize = 1;
progressPanel.ProgressPosition = 0;

Of course, once you change the type, you can change the properties using the Visual Studio Designer by simply clicking the "..." button of the Panel's property when the status bar is selected in the form designer. I've included some handy category attributes for Visual Studio's nifty reflection logic to pick up.

Properties Dialog from Status Bar in Form Designer

// Sample usage:

// progress the bar by one "step"
progressPanel.Step();

// reset the progress bar to the initial state
progressPanel.Reset();

// start/stop an infinite animation thread for the bar
// this is useful when you don't know how long something
// is going to take, or if the progress is just unmeasurable
progressPanel.StartAnimation();
progressPanel.StopAnimation();

// By default the value of the percentage of progress is displayed
// setting the "ShowText" property to false disables it
progressPanel.ShowText = false;

You may also change the AnimationStyle of the control. This basically controls the way the indicator is filled and emptied. The default is ProgressDisplayStyle.Infinate which is a pulsating draw style. Much cooler graphics can be used, just modify the Parent_DrawItem method.

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History

  • 7/1/2004 - Initial revision.

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GeneralMy vote of 4 Pin
Burak Tunçbilek18-Jun-12 10:23
memberBurak Tunçbilek18-Jun-12 10:23 
Questionnew Pin
Aslam Jarwar3-Mar-12 22:01
memberAslam Jarwar3-Mar-12 22:01 
GeneralMy vote of 1 Pin
ch@ndr@ mouli4-Aug-11 23:31
memberch@ndr@ mouli4-Aug-11 23:31 
Generalanother stylish progress bar Pin
Ramesh Soni7-Jul-07 22:28
memberRamesh Soni7-Jul-07 22:28 
GeneralNicely done Pin
Kevin Sanders25-Nov-05 13:00
memberKevin Sanders25-Nov-05 13:00 
GeneralUpdating while working Pin
RyanRushaConto10-Jul-05 14:50
memberRyanRushaConto10-Jul-05 14:50 
GeneralRe: Updating while working Pin
ww_b8-Nov-06 0:05
memberww_b8-Nov-06 0:05 
GeneralForcing Style=Owner-Draw Pin
Mike Kiefer1-Jun-05 14:47
sussMike Kiefer1-Jun-05 14:47 
GeneralprogressPosition update doesn't update the bar Pin
winryan12-Mar-05 10:13
memberwinryan12-Mar-05 10:13 
GeneralThanks + small bug fix . Pin
Anonymous18-Jul-05 7:46
sussAnonymous18-Jul-05 7:46 
GeneralRe: Thanks + small bug fix . [modified] Pin
__alias13-Sep-06 6:19
member__alias13-Sep-06 6:19 
GeneralDouble Buffer Progress Pin
CoreyRIT8-Dec-04 10:47
memberCoreyRIT8-Dec-04 10:47 
GeneralRe: Double Buffer Progress Pin
john hatton22-Dec-04 1:15
sussjohn hatton22-Dec-04 1:15 
GeneralPanel turns white Pin
Phillip Ring2-Aug-04 11:09
sussPhillip Ring2-Aug-04 11:09 
QuestionHow to use your 'StatusBarProgressPanel' in design mode directly? Pin
w1424311-Jul-04 14:53
memberw1424311-Jul-04 14:53 
AnswerRe: How to use your 'StatusBarProgressPanel' in design mode directly? Pin
steven_fusco12-Jul-04 4:42
membersteven_fusco12-Jul-04 4:42 
GeneralRe: How to use your 'StatusBarProgressPanel' in design mode directly? Pin
Christian Wikander9-Aug-04 21:54
memberChristian Wikander9-Aug-04 21:54 
GeneralRe: How to use your 'StatusBarProgressPanel' in design mode directly? Pin
rsil5-Oct-04 21:10
memberrsil5-Oct-04 21:10 
GeneralRe: How to use your 'StatusBarProgressPanel' in design mode directly? Pin
mkiefer1-Jun-05 15:04
membermkiefer1-Jun-05 15:04 
GeneralGreat work Pin
windcbf6-Jul-04 21:24
memberwindcbf6-Jul-04 21:24 
GeneralFinally Pin
Mr. Rogers6-Jul-04 11:41
memberMr. Rogers6-Jul-04 11:41 

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