01/26/2005 3923 views
Anybody know how to get the progress dialog to go away once the "install files" process has installed the last file?

I'm working on an app where I install a bunch of files to the target machine. Since it's a large number of files and takes some time, I opted to use the progress bar to show the user that progress is being made (so that they don't panic because they think the install has died.)[:(]

The problem occurs when the process is completed and the script moves on to the next task. The progress dialog from the "install files" process remains displayed until the script ends, which is very annoying (and could cause confusion to the end user, assuming they're alert enough to even notice.)[:@]

I've poked around with the three options in Installation Expert/Progress Bar tab (Percentage of Selected Files, Position in Installation EXE, and Position in Installation Script) - all three result in the progress bar remaining.

Any help is most appreciated...
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Wise is not great a program for all this.
I would not show the progress bar for copying files.

Instead, I would show a message window "Showing that something is going on"
Then, Copy the files
Finally, Close that message window and if you need more interactive displays " You can close the first window and show another window showing that "Copying phase complete" Install Phase Begins...or something like that.

I hope that helps.
Answered 02/07/2005 by: aek
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