Mapping progress of CopyFile to a Progress Control

Posted on 2004-10-27
Last Modified: 2013-11-20
An MFC Dialog button in my installation code starts a copy of some large files via CopyFile() and I'd like to show the progress of the copy in a Progress bar.  Does CopyFile() or the system provide a variable I can map to the Progress Control?

Thanks for any help.
Question by:steva
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    by:Jaime Olivares
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    Or, use 'SHFileOperation()' instead, it comes with its own progress:

    void CopyFileWithProgress ( char* pszDst, char* pszSrc) {


    ZeroMemory ( &sfo, sizeof ( sfo));

    sfo.pFrom = pszSrc;
    sfo.fTo = pszDst;
    sfo.wFunc = FO_COPY;
    sfo.fFlags = FOF_SIMPLEPROGRESS;
    sfo.lpszProgressTitle = "Copying your file...";

    SHFileOperation ( &sfo);

    You can even do a wildcard copy (e.g. "*.cpp") with that.
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    look at the progress bars section at this ink

    Author Comment

    I tried using the SHFileOperation() routine but found it flakey. It wouldn't recognize the source file on the floppy if I specified a label in sfo.lpszProgressTitle, and sometimes hit an access error during the copy.  CopyFile(), on the other hand, works everytime with no problems.  I just don't trust SHFileOperation() enough to use it.

    All three comments were great, though,  and helped me through this so I spit the points.

    Thanks for your help.


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