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Posted 31 May 2006

Loading Line Control

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Custom Loading Bar Control
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Sample Image - LoadingLine.gif


Have you ever wanted a simple easy to implement control to function as a loading bar? As a developer for .NET I was very displeased with the lack of an endless loading bar. So I decided to create my own control for me to use whenever I didn't know the amount of time something was going to take to load. This control can even be used as a spiffy UI element.

Implementing the Control

The use of this control is quite simple. Just right-click inside of your toolbox and select to add an item. Then click on the browse button and select the LoadingLineControlLibrary.dll included in the project files. Thats it! Now you have a LoadingLine toolbox item that you can use just like you would any other control.

Using the Control


  • Color 1 - The First Color of the Control
  • Color 2 - The Second Color of the Control
  • Movement Type - The Movement of the Control
    • Bounce
    • Right to Left
    • Left to Right
  • Speed - The Speed at which the Control is Moving
  • Scroller Size - The Size of the Scroller

Example Usage

'' Start Loading


'' Stop Loading


''Change Color

Me.LoadingLine1.Color1 = color1 ''Color
Me.LoadingLine1.Color2 = color2 ''Color

''Change Speed

Me.LoadingLine1.Speed = speedvariable ''Integer

''Change Size

Me.LoadingLine1.ScrollerSize = sizevariable ''Integer

''Change Movement Type

Me.LoadingLine1.MovementType = LoadingLineControlLibrary.LoadingLine.SetType.Bounce
Me.LoadingLine1.MovementType = LoadingLineControlLibrary.LoadingLine.SetType.MoveLeft
Me.LoadingLine1.MovementType = LoadingLineControlLibrary.LoadingLine.SetType.MoveRight


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GeneralSlightly Optimized Pin
Polymorpher11-Jun-06 8:15
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GeneralThanks Pin
Polymorpher8-Jun-06 16:48
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Generalthis is a duplicate Pin
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GeneralRe: this is a duplicate [modified] Pin
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GeneralNice Pin
Malik Nasir31-May-06 20:07
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