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ProgBar is a freeware background application for AppleScripters. It allows a scripter to display a progress bar for user feedback while a script is running. Very useful for displaying file and/or folders names when recursing through scripted file processes, that sort of thing. This little goody was inspired by my buddy Ray Robertson at Scripting Matters.

What's New

Version 0.2:
  • Added rounded aluminum window style.
  • Added 'mini' window style.
  • Cleaned up and streamlined code in example script and pre-built subroutines.
  • Added 'fadeIn' , 'fadeOut', 'startProgBar', 'barberPole' and 'killBarberPole' subroutines to example script.


Mac OS X 10.2 or later

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Anonymous Member IconReview

Website (and link to download) seems down.
Google doesn't seem to know anywhere else this file would be avail...
Anyone could make it avail on his website ?

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Version 0.2
Anonymous Member Icon

It's moved to http://spork.tjmahaffey.com/spork/index.php?cont_incl=ProgBar.php

Ramesh Member IconComment+0

In Mac, I am getting progress bar (send and recevie) I don't want to show every mint, if there is any mail without any notification it should download, like outlook send/receive status will show in the right side bottom.

I want to be like this.

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Version 0.2
Wormwood Member IconReview+13

I've actually created something much like this myself for iTunes script processing, so the need is there. But like my version, the app is really a shell for Cocoa's UI functionality. Hence, there's no AppleScript dictionary to explicitly communicate with the progress bar, and much of the actually processing work must be done through handlers in the calling script.

I was able to cheat this by including the handlers as part of a script file in the progress bar app's bundle itself, and use AppleScript to load the "script object" and pass messages to it. This is the closest I've been able to get to giving an AppleScript Studio app a "dictionary" without resorting to mixing it C++ or Objective-C code.

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Version 0.2
Spork Software (Developer)

These are perfectly reasonable assessments.

What you've done by including the pre-written subroutines in your own script, is pretty much what I had planned for users to do. Or, alternatively, save the subroutines in an external script file and load it as a library.

In the end, just interested in providing a free progress bar without the scripter having to know much or anything about AStudio. That's why the script example is so lengthy. The real work went into condensing AStudio terminology down to sensible subroutines and easy calls.

I hope you and others have found it useful.
Be well.

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Downloads 3,252
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License Free
Date 09 Sep 2004
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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