The best approach for displaying progress to the end user

Hello Experts,

I have an ASP.NET C-Sharp application that is simply used to upload/save a file onto the server. I would like to display progress with percentage complete for large files. I've searched around looking for an easy and efficient approach, but most approaches seem overly unnecessary for what I'm trying to accomplish. Most mention the use of AJAX and JQuery for client/server interaction for a given task. What is the best approach and can anyone lead me to or provide me with a good clean example?

I am currently testing out using IFRAMES to make a call to the server and update the parent window with progress, but though really simple, doesn't seem like the 'proper' way to accomplish this...

Thanks in advance.
rmartesAsked:
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plusone3055Commented:
Code Project has a good one That I like to use
I cannot post a  "direct" link to it as it is a Competing Website

but if you were to use google and type in

asp.net  percentage progress bar example

you will find it
http://forums.asp.net/t/1552536.aspx?Progress+Bar+with+Percentage+or+status

in the 2nd response 3rd link :)
rmartesAuthor Commented:
Thanks plusone3055.

This will work as a client-side tool for displaying progress, however...

I think I should have included in my question that I want to indeed know how to get the 'real' completed progress for an ongoing task, in this case, uploading a file...

Can anyone provide a good example of how to retrieve progress from an ongoing server-side task?
plusone3055Commented:
no worries.
my apologies for not understanding clearly.
i know you may not want to use AJAX or JQ but to do it server side IMHO its the best (and most painless) way to go.

there is of course another way in SignalR

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/hh852586.aspx


but I've used JQ to pass the percentage :(

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rmartesAuthor Commented:
Thanks buddy.

Need some time to test, so I'm accepting as answer as it looks like what I need.

Actually ran into this example when reading about SignalR:
http://blog.webdevsamples.com/web-forms-long-running-task-with-progress-bar-using-signalr

Also (not SignalR, but looks easy to implement using http handler):
http://dhtmlx.com/docs/products/dhtmlxVault/
plusone3055Commented:
no problem
Cheers
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