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Progress bar one app to the next.

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I have 2 apps. One with the progress bar, and one with the data. How do I communicate the data to the progress bar?

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Champak,

A long wire? :huh:

Be reasonable and give us something to work on. Are these AutoIt apps? Or are they both third-party? Or perhaps one of each? And if so which is which? How is the data presented? See what I mean? ;)

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Sorry, sorry, sorry. Both are autoit, one is grabbing the info in the main loop continuously monitoring an external device. The other is my main interface app. I originally thought I was going to use one of the control functions, but I saw that wasn't possible. I don't fully understand what you mean by asking how the data is presented, but at the end of the day it will be contained in a variable as a numerical value.

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Champak,

If they are both Autoit apps than life gets much simpler. Search the forum for "inter process communication" - my personal favourite is trancexx's MailSlot. :)

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Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

Spoiler

ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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Thanks, but unless I'm missing the grand scheme of the functions in that, I have to activate a function in the recieving app to see what is being sent right? That's what I don't want to do. I don't want the recieving app to do anything except passively display something, I don't want the recieving app to run any type of function. I want the sending app to do all of the work, just like controlsettext. This is because the data stream is going to be constant, and i already have other functions running in the receiving app that will cause problems with this constantly polling to see if info was sent. Did I overlook something?

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If you have 2 labels on the 'data' app (current and total), you can ControlGetText, divide, and update your progress bar.

Or, have the 'data' app create a text file, which you constantly read on the progress app, and update based on that.


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Instead of 2 apps, why not just use a GUI with a progressbar in it? Then you have full control of the contents of the progressbar.

See the link in my signature for a way that I did it with the splash screen type GUI and progressbar.


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Jdelaney, thanks, you gave me an idea to go in a little different direction, although not exactly what I wanted, it won't impact my app at all. I decided to have the second app send the data with controlsend to a hidden label, and then guicntrl read that into the progress bar.

I don't want the function in the same app because of the frequency and intensity of the function needed to be run. There is a bunch of visual stuff happening in my app and its annoying seeing the stuff freeze and having important functions not run on time because this may jump in and run.

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You're doing it wrong then.


If I posted any code, assume that code was written using the latest release version unless stated otherwise. Also, if it doesn't work on XP I can't help with that because I don't have access to XP, and I'm not going to.
Give a programmer the correct code and he can do his work for a day. Teach a programmer to debug and he can do his work for a lifetime - by Chirag Gude
How to ask questions the smart way!

I hereby grant any person the right to use any code I post, that I am the original author of, on the autoitscript.com forums, unless I've specifically stated otherwise in the code or the thread post. If you do use my code all I ask, as a courtesy, is to make note of where you got it from.

Back up and restore Windows user files _Array.au3 - Modified array functions that include support for 2D arrays.  -  ColorChooser - An add-on for SciTE that pops up a color dialog so you can select and paste a color code into a script.  -  Customizable Splashscreen GUI w/Progress Bar - Create a custom "splash screen" GUI with a progress bar and custom label.  -  _FileGetProperty - Retrieve the properties of a file  -  SciTE Toolbar - A toolbar demo for use with the SciTE editor  -  GUIRegisterMsg demo - Demo script to show how to use the Windows messages to interact with controls and your GUI.  -   Latin Square password generator

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