Greetings,

I am looking for a dummy progress bar to run in the background during installations.

Nothing fancy, just a repeating thermometer bar.

It would run and continue to run until killed.

Ideally this would be a low-overhead application.

Does anyone have any suggestions or experience to share?

Thanks,

Tim ==
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All MSI's can be installed with a simple progress bar display by using the /qb+ (show message popups) or /qb- (no message popups) MSIEXEC command line switch.
Answered 07/25/2005 by: VikingLoki
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I'm calling the XPSP2 installer in the middle of a very basic Wise script, and I'm calling it with the silent switch to prevent a user from cancelling the install. So, there's nothing other than a static Progress Message to let the user know that the installation is proceeding.

For all the complexity that's required in this particular situation, the code could be written in DOS batch and it would get the job done. So I have no access to either the MSI progress bar, or the Wise installation Expert progress.dll .

I'd be as happy as could be if I just had a simple widget to run in the background while the updater is doing its thing.
Answered 07/25/2005 by: xpanmanx
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Hi xpanmanx,

The cawashington.netreach.net website has a lot of examples of vbscript progress bars (using IE). I've used this one: http://cwashington.netreach.net/depo/view.asp?Index=126&ScriptType=component

With some success. But theres a lot of them on there for different things. Hope that helps

Rgds

Paul
Answered 07/25/2005 by: plangton
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hi xpan:

You can click on installation expert and then progress bar where it asks you to fill the custom progress bar dll. click on browse button and browse to c:\prorgram files\wise package studio\wisescript editor\progress\choose wizwin32.dll and then compile your wise script now it will show up during the installation. Try this let me know if it doesnt than probably ill create an exe for you in Visual Basic that will show a dummy progress bar.

Hope this would resolve the stalemate
Answered 08/25/2005 by: wiseapp
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Why don't you just create a blank form with a progressbar in visual basic plain and simple?
Answered 08/25/2005 by: sini
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I know thats the easiest way out but anyways he can try the above i think he was not able to find the progress bar dll in wise script editor. Lets see what will be the outcome. anyways that was a nice suggestion sini[;)]
Answered 08/25/2005 by: wiseapp
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