Tips & Trix
Have you ever wanted a Progress Bar representing the percentage completed for a task? A Status Bar indicating the task in progress? Easily done!
Place a Title Text object on your page and in the Attributes give it a variable name such as [Progress]. Stretch and size the Text box across your page to your liking. Select a font like MS Sans Serif Bold and make the font color blue (or whatever color you like).
Then copy this bit of code into your action script...
SetVar "[Progress]" "•"The "•" characters will appear as small blocks.
Next, insert actions in between the progress strings...
SetVar "[Progress]" "•"When you run your program the progress bar will fill from left to right as each action is executed.
In addition to the Progress Bar you can also add a Status Bar to your application. Place another Title Text object on your page and in the Attributes give it a variable name like [Status]. Stretch and size it so that it can accomidate a fair amount of text.
Now, add to
the Action Script inserting descriptions of the tasks that are executing.
SetVar "[Progress]" "•"