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I thought I could do this, but dont know the code or the property I need to look at.

Is there any way to turn the standard Progress Bar into a solid bar ?

Does this increase the resolution of the bar or does it just join the boxes that are in the standard bar ?

Kind Regards
Mike Marriott
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by:Mike Tomlinson
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There is no property to make the standard Progress Bar solid.

It is very easy to write your own Progress Bar though using a PictureBox.  The example below allows you to also have your own custom text inside the progress bar.

Create a new project and add a long thin PictureBox about the size as a Progess Bar and one CommandButton:

Option Explicit

Private Sub Form_Load()
    Picture1.AutoRedraw = True
    Picture1.BackColor = vbWhite
    Picture1.ForeColor = vbBlue
    Picture1.ScaleWidth = 100
    Picture1.DrawMode = vbNotXorPen
End Sub

Private Sub Command1_Click()
    Dim i As Integer
    Dim f As Integer
    Dim m As String
     
    f = 10000
    For i = 1 To f
        m = "Processing File " & i & " of " & f
        updateProgressBar m, i, f
        DoEvents
    Next i
End Sub

Private Sub updateProgressBar(ByVal msg As String, ByVal value As Integer, ByVal max As Integer)
    Dim p As Integer
   
    Picture1.Cls
    Picture1.CurrentX = (Picture1.ScaleWidth - Picture1.TextWidth(msg)) \ 2
    Picture1.CurrentY = (Picture1.ScaleHeight - Picture1.TextHeight(msg)) \ 2
    Picture1.Print msg
    p = Int(value / max * 100)
    Picture1.Line (0, 0)-(p, Picture1.ScaleHeight), Picture1.ForeColor, BF
End Sub

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by:Carl Tawn
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Actually there is a property to make the standard scrollbar solid. Its the "Scolling" property, it has two settings (ccScrollingStandard and ccScrollingSmooth).

ccScrollingStandard uses the individual blocks.
ccScrollingSmooth uses a solid contiuous line.

Hope this helps.
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by:Mike Tomlinson
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I stand corrected.

Thank you carl_tawn.

Idle_Mind
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by:adammyers
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Running VB6 SP5, I have the following properties for the progress bar;
(About)
(Custom)
(Name)
Align
Appearance
BorderStyle
DragIcon
DragMode
Enabled
Height
Index
Left
Max
Min
MouseIcon
MousePointer
Negotiate
OLEDropMode
TabIndex
Tag
ToolTipText
Top
Visible
WhatsThisHelpID
Width

I can find where I need to set the property,

If I use

ProgressBar1.Scroll = ccScrollingSmooth

I just get an error when I run the program.

Regards
Mike
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Carl Tawn earned 1900 total points
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Which library are you getting the progress bar from ?  From the looks of it your using a version from an older library than the one you should be using.

The on you should be using resides in "Microsoft Windows Common Controls 6.0"
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by:adammyers
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Bingo,

I Was using 5.0 !

Thanks !
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