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Activex Download Progressbar

I have a vb.net activex component, Currently our dial-up customers have no way of identifying if the component has downloaded or not...

I would like to add a progressbar, that would show what percentage of the CAB file has been downloaded.

Anyideas as to how would I do it ?
Where would I need to download the CAB file ?

Thanks
-smit.
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I want to use our own activex component.

make something inhouse

It is possible to do that in VB using timers, however you should use C++ where you have free threading capabilities
how do timers work with the actual file ??

How can I compare the % of file downloaded to the timer ??
You have to post your code in order for me to take a look...
Are you using FTP?
I have no code..

I am supposed to do a proof of concept.

I have an existing .cab file that installs on clients machine.

but the problem with that is, the users get no UI feedback while its in progress... I would liek to do somewhat like what Yahoo does while downloading its messenger

-Smit.
No code? I don't understand... Didn't you stated that you had a vb activeX control?
I have an existing component, but I will be starting from scratch for the progressbar.
here is the idea... its a VB6 activex that will download onto their machine
then it will download a zip file to the clients machine from our website

do the necessary setup on the clients machine and finally quit.

hope this explains what I am trying to accomplish
we decided to go with the standard IE download UI... just give the client an MSI and they can download it fi they want

-Smit.
Smart move. Don't reinvent the wheel.
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