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There was a request for a Marquee Style Progress Control, so I did some research and came up with these.

Requires: AutoIt Beta and Windows XP or later

;===============================================================================
;
; Function Name:    _GUICtrlProgressMarqueeCreate()
; Description:      Creates a marquee sytle progress control
; Parameter(s):     $i_Left     - The left side of the control
;                   $i_Top      - The top of the control
;                   $i_Width    - Optional: The width of the control
;                   $i_Height   - Optional: The height of the control
; Requirement(s):   AutoIt3 Beta and Windows XP or later
; Return Value(s):  On Success - Returns the identifier (controlID) of the new control
;                  On Failure - Returns 0  and sets @ERROR = 1
; Author(s):        Bob Anthony
;
;===============================================================================
;
Func _GUICtrlProgressMarqueeCreate($i_Left, $i_Top, $i_Width = Default, $i_Height = Default)
    
    Local Const $PBS_MARQUEE = 0x08
    
    Local $v_Style = $PBS_MARQUEE
    
    Local $h_Progress = GUICtrlCreateProgress($i_Left, $i_Top, $i_Width, $i_Height, $v_Style)
    If $h_Progress = 0 Then
        SetError(1)
        Return 0
    Else
        SetError(0)
        Return $h_Progress
    EndIf
    
EndFunc;==>_GUICtrlProgressMarqueeCreate

;===============================================================================
;
; Function Name:    _GUICtrlProgressSetMarquee()
; Description:      Sets marquee sytle for a progress control
; Parameter(s):     $h_Progress - The control identifier (controlID)
;                   $f_Mode     - Optional: Indicates whether to turn the marquee mode on or off
;                                   0 = turn marquee mode off
;                                   1 = (Default) turn marquee mode on
;                   $i_Time     - Optional: Time in milliseconds between marquee animation updates
;                                   Default is 100 milliseconds
; Requirement(s):   AutoIt3 Beta and Windows XP or later
; Return Value(s):  On Success - Returns whether marquee mode is set
;                  On Failure - Returns 0  and sets @ERROR = 1
; Author(s):        Bob Anthony
;
;===============================================================================
;
Func _GUICtrlProgressSetMarquee($h_Progress, $f_Mode = 1, $i_Time = 100)
    
    Local Const $WM_USER = 0x0400
    Local Const $PBM_SETMARQUEE = ($WM_USER + 10)
    
    Local $var = GUICtrlSendMsg($h_Progress, $PBM_SETMARQUEE, $f_Mode, Number($i_Time))
    If $var = 0 Then
        SetError(1)
        Return 0
    Else
        SetError(0)
        Return $var
    EndIf
    
EndFunc;==>_GUICtrlProgressSetMarqueeoÝ÷ Øw«z+ìZ^¡ûazëjëh×6#include <GUIConstants.au3>

Opt("GUIOnEventMode", 1)

$GUI = GUICreate("Marquee Progress Bar", 200, 100)
GUISetOnEvent($GUI_EVENT_CLOSE, "GUI_CLOSE")

$GUI_Progress = _GUICtrlProgressMarqueeCreate(50, 25, 100, 20)
$GUI_Button_Start = GUICtrlCreateButton("Start", 40, 50)
GUICtrlSetOnEvent(-1, "Progress_Start")
$GUI_Combo = GUICtrlCreateCombo("", 78, 52, 50)
GUICtrlSetData(-1,"1|10|50|100|300|500") 
GUICtrlSetOnEvent(-1, "Progress_Time")
$GUI_Button_Stop = GUICtrlCreateButton("Stop", 135, 50)
GUICtrlSetOnEvent(-1, "Progress_Stop")
GUISetState()

While 1
    Sleep(100)
WEnd

Func Progress_Start()
    _GUICtrlProgressSetMarquee($GUI_Progress)
EndFunc;==>Progress_Start

Func Progress_Stop()
    _GUICtrlProgressSetMarquee($GUI_Progress, 0)
EndFunc;==>Progress_Stop

Func Progress_Time()
    $iTime = GUICtrlRead($GUI_Combo)
    _GUICtrlProgressSetMarquee($GUI_Progress, 1, $iTime)
EndFunc;==>Progress_Time

Func GUI_CLOSE()
    Exit
EndFunc;==>GUI_CLOSE

Edit: Add Image

Edit: Updated Example

Edit: Added Syntax Highlighting

Edited by big_daddy
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Sorry, but I was unable to find a solution for you on this.

Well I appreciate you looking, please let me know if you find one in the future. I'm probably going to use marquee anyway, it's just odd looking when the control has not yet been used, but has data... heh

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