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Re: widget_control from call_external
- Subject: Re: widget_control from call_external
- From: davidf(at)dfanning.com (David Fanning)
- Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2001 09:05:16 -0700
- Newsgroups: comp.lang.idl-pvwave
- Organization: Fanning Software Consulting
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Xref: news.doit.wisc.edu comp.lang.idl-pvwave:23786
email@example.com (firstname.lastname@example.org) writes:
> I have a c/c++ programme that is called from within a
> widget hierachy via call_external.
> As the computations made take fairly long, I want to update
> a status bar with a 'Percentage complete' from the C-routine,
> so the user doesn't get upset and thinks the programme died
> on him/her.
> How do I go about that???
Well, this will be difficult unless your can call your
C program in "chunks", or in some other way interrupt
it. It might be easier if you just know, in general,
how long it takes. Then you can set a "kitchen timer"
sort of progress indicator. As long as the cake is
baked by the time the timer goes off, no one seems
to care. :-)
You can see several ways to build such a progress
David Fanning, Ph.D.
Fanning Software Consulting
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