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progress bar while file move

Posted on 2006-06-28
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hi every body

developing an application useing visuall basic 6 the programe is moving an audio file (.wav) from a workstation in my network to adirectory in the server
the problem is that when the user start moving the file by pressing move buttom the process take a long time and i need to inform him that the status of progress is 1% ....50% ect
i want to use the progress bar for doing so
thank in advance
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by:Mark_FreeSoftware
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how do you copy the file?
because in that code you have to update the progress bar
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by:bahamo
ID: 17001937
yes not copying file but moveing file and my code is

FileCopy "c:\vbfiles\song1.wav", "c:\vbfiles\china\22.wav
"

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by:bahamo
ID: 17001997
i did not make any progress bar for that yet my code is
                 

 A = MoveFile(TARGET.Text, dest1.Text)
If A Then
MsgBox "File moved!"
Else
MsgBox "Error. File not moved!"
End If
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by:Mark_FreeSoftware
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if you copy like that, it's not possible to have a progressbar....

you can however play an avi file of the filecopy,

find it in this path (default)
"c:\program files\microsoft visual studio\common\graphics\videos\file_copy.avi"

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by:bahamo
ID: 17002862
so to be able to use aprogress bar how can i change my code to use the bar
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by:bahamo
ID: 17003083
in fact i have idea that i want to translate into vb code :-
get the size of target wav file in byte  and while copying compare the target with destination wave file and keep on updateing the progress bar eatch time
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by:Mark_FreeSoftware
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you mean somthing like this:

'first add a timer, then use this code:

Option Explicit
Dim fSize As Long
Dim progress As Byte '(0 to 100)
Dim fName As String

Private Sub Form_Load()
   fName = "C:\enquete_tabel.doc"
   fSize = FileLen(fName)
   Timer1.Interval = 50
   Timer1.Enabled = True
   'copy file code here
End Sub

Private Sub Timer1_Timer()
   progress = FileLen(fName) / fSize * 100
End Sub
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by:zzzzzooc
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Copying via SHFileOperation() should show it's own progress notification:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Q_21429742.html
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by:bahamo
ID: 17007612
and please can you show me how to use SHFileOperation() for moving files inever use this function before
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by:bahamo
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o.k i will accept the answer from zzzzzooc  but before that i need to change the code in order to delete the wave file after copy to my dir becuase icant use it with move command
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zzzzzooc earned 250 total points
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In the example from the link I posted, change it to FO_MOVE and the source file will be deleted.

Change:
.wFunc = FO_COPY
to...
.wFunc = FO_MOVE
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