autoit progress bar

Posted on 2014-12-31
Last Modified: 2014-12-31
How would I make what I would think is a simple progress bar?
What I want is to enter a start number say 300 and then a goal number say 245 and it show the number and percentage mark.

I was thinking something like
ProgressOn ("Progress bar", "Start and Goal", "Working...")
$start = inputbox ("start value","enter value")
$goal = inputbox ("goal value", enter value")

$percentcomplete = $g/$c


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I'm very new to this. Thanks!
Question by:bbimis
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Expert Comment

ID: 40525497
Here is a simple one I found that you can modify:

 ProgressOn("Progress Bar", "Sample progress bar", "Working...")
 For $i = 0 To 100
 ProgressSet(100, "Done!")

Not sure I understand your start and goal numbers. Do you mean you want to increment another 245? Or go down from 300 to 245? Your division would give you a very small number. Perhaps you could explain a bit more.
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
ID: 40525503
ProgressOn ("Progress bar", "Start and Goal", "Working...")
$start = inputbox ("start value","enter value")
$goal = inputbox ("goal value", enter value")
$percentcomplete = ($g/$c) [b]* 100[/b]
 ProgressSet(100, "Done!")

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it needs a percentage which is (current value/ max value) * 100

Author Comment

ID: 40525511
I'm trying to do something like this then I can fix the graphical part of it.  
the math just isn't clicking for me.
$c = InputBox("Start Weight", "Enter current Weight")
$g = InputBox("Goal Weight", "Enter Goal Weight")

   $TotalPoundstoLoose = $c * .04 ;Four percent of the weight needed to loose in terms of pounds
   MsgBox(0,"total",$TotalPoundstoLoose) ; used for testing
   $Lost = $c - $g ; amount of wait currently lost
   $percent = $lost/$TotalPoundstoLoose ; percentage out of 100 for ticker/progress bar
   MsgBox(0,"lost",$lost); used for testing
	MsgBox(0,"Percent", $percent); used for testing
	$value = $Lost * 100 ; percentage converted to 100 for ticker
	ProgressOn("Progress Bar", "Sample progress bar", "Working...")

 ;ProgressSet(100, "Done!")

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Author Comment

ID: 40525556
Basically what I'm trying to do is make it where lets say I weigh 280
I want to loose 4 percent of that weight which is 11.2 pounds

I want the percentage to reflect how close I am to that goal
Basically a weight loss ticker.
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Expert Comment

by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
ID: 40525585
Since you're very new to this, you may want to consider a similar language called AutoHotkey. I think it is better than AutoIT, although there are certainly folks who think the opposite. But if you're not already wedded to AutoIT, take a look at AutoHotkey (also free, of course). There have been many forks of the original language and recently a new community was established to move the language forward. The latest release at the new community has a Windows installer, an offline help file, and a compiler that turns the AHK source code (plain text) into a stand-alone/no-install executable (an EXE file).

There is excellent documentation:

...including an alphabetical command and function index:

...a good tutorial:

...and an active user forum:

If you'd like to see AutoHotkey in full programs, here are a few EE articles that I've written with source code:

In terms of the progress bar, here are two lines of code from one of those articles that will do it:


The complete syntax for the Progress command is:

Progress, ProgressParam1 [, SubText, MainText, WinTitle, FontName]

Also, here's the command to turn off the progress bar:


Regards, Joe
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Accepted Solution

David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 500 total points
ID: 40525672
	$starting = InputBox("Start Weight", "Enter Starting Weight")
	$current = InputBox("Current Weight","Enter Current Weight")
	$TotalPoundstoLoose = $starting * .04 
	MsgBox(0,"Your Goal Pounds to Lose:",$TotalPoundstoLoose) ; used for testing
	$Lost = $Starting - $current ; amount of weight currently lost
	$percent = ($lost/$TotalPoundstoLoose) * 100 ; percentage out of 100 for ticker/progress bar
	MsgBox(0,"You have lost:",$lost); used for testing
	MsgBox(0,"Which is Percent of your Goal", $percent); used for testing
	ProgressOn("Progress Bar", "Goal Achievement", "Working...")

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