How do i get a progress bar into a panel in a status bar?

Posted on 1998-12-20
Last Modified: 2010-05-03
How do i get a progress bar into a panel in a status bar?

i would like to add the progress bar control into a panel in a status bar control.  

Thanks for the help.
Question by:yahdude
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Expert Comment

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you will probably have to build yourself a fake status bar from other controls. you could use a real status bar and then switch it out with the fake one when you need to use the progress bar.

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Flubbadub earned 100 total points
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I think your best solution will be to add a panel to the staus bar and then, on top of that panel, place a progress bar control of the same size.  When not in use, you can hide the progress bar control and just use the panel of the status bar as normal.  I would suggest using a text type panel on the status bar and setting it's minimum width.

Hope this helps, has worked for me...

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Author Comment

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the reason that i would like it to be in the panel is that if the form is resized i would like it to still be in the same place

Expert Comment

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if you include the progress bar control in your resize code and resize it in the same manner as everything else, that should not be an issue.


Author Comment

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Flubbadub...would you know how?? someone else helped me with the resize and i dont get it...i am kinda is what i have
Private Sub Form_Resize()
  ' Position the controls
  Drive1.Width = vsplit.Left - ControlLeft
  ImageScroller1.Move vsplit.Left + ControlSpacing, ControlTop, Me.ScaleWidth - (vsplit.Left + ControlSpacing + ControlLeft), Me.ScaleHeight - (ControlTop * 3)
  Dir1.Move ControlLeft, dirTop, vsplit.Left - ControlLeft, Hsplit.Top - dirTop
  FileList.Move ControlLeft, Hsplit.Top + ControlSpacing, vsplit.Left - ControlLeft, Me.ScaleHeight - (Hsplit.Top + ControlSpacing + ControlTop)
  ' Change the size of the splits
  vsplit.Height = Me.ScaleHeight - (ControlTop * 4)
  Hsplit.Width = vsplit.Left - ControlLeft
End Sub

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