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I have an "all on one exe", my exe is built using a number of includes which have various functions and stuff; this part is all and well and works as designed.

My problem is however, as I am calling all the functions are the begining of the file which becomes the exe, I don't see a way to create my prograss bar "real-ish time" whist these "built in" functions are being executed in the exe.

The problem is, I considered a timer, but the amount of time to execute each included script can vary drastically so I cannot guess with certainty that it will complete within X time or will not exceed X time.

So basically, I'm looking for a solution where I can have all my includes run within the exe and the progress bar move to a different function(s) (not initial includes) which are the step(s) after the includes.

Using GUICtrlSetData for example is ok, but I cannot seem to add the includes as a seprate function for step 1, for example, as they are needed out within this function, and if I add the global includes within the main script and the independent includes (which relay on the global ones) then my "independent includes" get errors like "error: Statement cannot be just an expression."

Without providing specifics for code and such, any advice would be great.

I can provide an example of my code, but not my code :(

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Use the function GUICtrlCreateProgress using the $PB_MARQUEE style, then you don't need to keep track of timings. I have a link in my signature to a UDF I created that creates a customizable "splash" screen with a progress bar.

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