Progbar
Progbar
0.2

4.0

Progbar free download for Mac

Progbar

0.2
09 September 2004

Progress bar for user feedback while an AppleScript runs.

Overview

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 in Progbar

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.
  •  Standardized 'command' names, making them all one-word with capitalization to indicate words. Additionally, object names are now standardized with underscores "â€"" as word separators.
  • ProgBar should also now remember the position of its windows. You can simply use a script to open them all, position them where you want them to appear respectively, and restart ProgBar. Each window should then appear in the position you prefer when it is invoked.

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3 Progbar Reviews

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Wormwood
09 September 2004

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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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Anonymous
24 June 2005
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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Anonymous
Anonymous
19 September 2005
It's moved to http://spork.tjmahaffey.com/spork/index.php?cont_incl=ProgBar.php
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Version 0.2
Ramesh
07 February 2005
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
09 September 2004
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
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Spork Software
Spork Software
10 September 2004
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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Version 0.2
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4.0

App requirements: 
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later
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