JProgressBar

I am new to Swing so I have a question concerning JProgressBar.

I have a task to do that takes about 5 minutes ( updating a database ). I would like to add a progressBar. I have copied a few classes  from http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/uiswing/components/progress.html.
I have three classes LongTask.java, SwingWorker.java and ProgressBarDemo.java.
I have my main class that update the database from a menu button and I have another class that execute the task.

Now I am a bit lost. How do I connect them together so that it works.
Where do ProgressBarDemo.java knows the task to do

Thank you
blaroucheAsked:
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Tomas Helgi JohannssonConnect With a Mentor Commented:
    Hi!

Here you have several JProgressBar demos : http://www.java2s.com/Code/Java/Swing-JFC/ProgressBar.htm

Take a look at this example explaining how you can update the progressbar
when fireing an ActionEvent : http://www.java2s.com/Code/Java/Swing-JFC/AdemonstrationoftheProgressMonitortoolbar.htm 
Your solution should be similar to that where you fire an ActionEvent after each update.

Regards,
  Tomas Helgi
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blaroucheAuthor Commented:
Do I have to put my code into the ActualTask class below ?



/**
     * The actual long running task.  This runs in a SwingWorker thread.
     */
    class ActualTask {
        ActualTask() {
            //Fake a long task,
            //making a random amount of progress every second.
            while (!canceled && !done) {
                try {
                    Thread.sleep(1000); //sleep for a second
                    current += Math.random() * 100; //make some progress
                    if (current >= lengthOfTask) {
                        done = true;
                        current = lengthOfTask;
                    }
                    statMessage = "Completed " + current +
                                  " out of " + lengthOfTask + ".";
                } catch (InterruptedException e) {
                    System.out.println("ActualTask interrupted");
                }
            }
        }
    }
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blaroucheAuthor Commented:
Thank you Tomas

I am looking at it and trying to solve my problem
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blaroucheAuthor Commented:
I still don't know how to make this thing work.


CLASS STEADFASTFRONTOFFICE from SteadFrontOffice.java


private void initActions() {
updateItem.addActionListener( new MyActionListener( this ) );
 }// end initActions method


     */
       
       private static void createAndShowGUI() {
           //Create and set up the window.
           JFrame frame = new JFrame("ProgressBarDemo");
           frame.setDefaultCloseOperation(JFrame.EXIT_ON_CLOSE);

           //Create and set up the content pane.
           JComponent newContentPane = new ProgressBarDemo();
           newContentPane.setOpaque(true); //content panes must be opaque
           frame.setContentPane(newContentPane);

           //Display the window.
           frame.pack();
           frame.setVisible(true);
       }

          // anonymous inner class to handle update item event      
             class MyActionListener implements ActionListener{
                                 
             SteadfastFrontOffice frontOffice ;
             MyActionListener( SteadfastFrontOffice sfo ){
             frontOffice = sfo ;
             }             
                   
                    public void actionPerformed( ActionEvent event )
                    {  
                          
                          
             javax.swing.SwingUtilities.invokeLater(new Runnable() {
                         public void run() {
                             createAndShowGUI();
                         }
                     });

                 }// end action performed
                     
                      }// My ActionListener



CONSTRUCTOR FOR CLASS CSVImport from CSVImport.java

     public CsvImport(String csvFile,String xmlFile,String symbol, DBQuotes quotes, SteadfastFrontOffice sfo){    
            this.csvFile    = csvFile;
            this.xmlFile    = xmlFile;
            this.symbol     = symbol;
            this.quotes     = quotes;
            this.app        = sfo;
           
            this.skip_firstline = false;
            this.exit_on_error  = true;
            this.debug  = false;
            this.update_quotes = false;
            loadConfiguration();
            startImport();
        }  




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blaroucheAuthor Commented:
Sorry we're missing some code here

WHERE DO I EXECUTE THE TASK CSVIMPORT SO THAT MY PROGESS BAR CAN SHOW ME THE PROGRESS


public class ProgressBarDemo extends JPanel
                             implements ActionListener {
    public final static int ONE_SECOND = 1000;

    private JProgressBar progressBar;
    private Timer timer;
    private JButton startButton;
    private LongTask task;
    private JTextArea taskOutput;
    private String newline = "\n";

    public ProgressBarDemo() {
        super(new BorderLayout());
        task = new LongTask();

        //Create the demo's UI.
        startButton = new JButton("Start");
        startButton.setActionCommand("start");
        startButton.addActionListener(this);

        progressBar = new JProgressBar(0, task.getLengthOfTask());
        progressBar.setValue(0);
        progressBar.setStringPainted(true);

        taskOutput = new JTextArea(5, 20);
        taskOutput.setMargin(new Insets(5,5,5,5));
        taskOutput.setEditable(false);
        taskOutput.setCursor(null); //inherit the panel's cursor
                                    //see bug 4851758

        JPanel panel = new JPanel();
        panel.add(startButton);
        panel.add(progressBar);

        add(panel, BorderLayout.PAGE_START);
        add(new JScrollPane(taskOutput), BorderLayout.CENTER);
        setBorder(BorderFactory.createEmptyBorder(20, 20, 20, 20));

        //Create a timer.
        timer = new Timer(ONE_SECOND, new ActionListener() {
            public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent evt) {
                progressBar.setValue(task.getCurrent());
                String s = task.getMessage();
                if (s != null) {
                    taskOutput.append(s + newline);
                    taskOutput.setCaretPosition(
                            taskOutput.getDocument().getLength());
                }
                if (task.isDone()) {
                    Toolkit.getDefaultToolkit().beep();
                    timer.stop();
                    startButton.setEnabled(true);
                    setCursor(null); //turn off the wait cursor
                    progressBar.setValue(progressBar.getMinimum());
                }
            }
        });
    }

    /**
     * Called when the user presses the start button.
     */
    public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent evt) {
        startButton.setEnabled(false);
        setCursor(Cursor.getPredefinedCursor(Cursor.WAIT_CURSOR));
        task.go();
        timer.start();
    }



   * Called from ProgressBarDemo to start the task.
     */
    public void go() {
        final SwingWorker worker = new SwingWorker() {
            public Object construct() {
                current = 0;
                done = false;
                canceled = false;
                statMessage = null;
                return new ActualTask();
            }
        };
        worker.start();
    }


  class ActualTask {
        ActualTask() {
            //Fake a long task,
            //making a random amount of progress every second.
            while (!canceled && !done) {
                try {
                    Thread.sleep(1000); //sleep for a second
                    current += Math.random() * 100; //make some progress
                    if (current >= lengthOfTask) {
                        done = true;
                        current = lengthOfTask;
                    }
                    statMessage = "Completed " + current +
                                  " out of " + lengthOfTask + ".";
                } catch (InterruptedException e) {
                    System.out.println("ActualTask interrupted");
                }
            }
        }
    }






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