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    Using the Status Dialog Window

    Using the Status Dialog Window

    Document ID: IR10003
    The information in this article applies to:
    • AutoPlay Media Studio 5.0 Professional Edition


    This article describes how to use the Status Dialog Window.


    In AutoPlay Media Studio 5.0, it is possible to display a status dialog window to your user using built in actions. This is useful if, for example, your application uses a loop that takes quite a bit of time to complete.

    As an example, we will create a loop that counts to 20,000, and display a status window letting the user know the status of the count:

    1. Create a button object, and add the following code to its On Click event:
      --set the minimum and maximum values

      minimum_value = 0;

      maximum_value = 20000;

      --Status dialog window settings

      --show the status dialog window


      --set the title

      StatusDlg.SetTitle("Counting from " .. minimum_value .. " to " .. maximum_value);

      --set the range of the meter

      StatusDlg.SetMeterRange(minimum_value, maximum_value);

      --counting loop

      --set the loop control variable

      loop_control = minimum_value;

      --while the loop control variable is less than or equal to the maximum value

      while loop_control <= maximum_value do

      --set the meter position to the loop control variable


      --set the status text to reflect the current number

      StatusDlg.SetStatusText("Currently Counting . . . (" .. loop_control .. " of " .. maximum_value .. ")");

      --increment the loop control variable

      loop_control = loop_control + 1;


    The above code when run will count to 20,000, and display a status dialog showing the progress of the loop.


    For more information please see the following topics in the AutoPlay MediaStudio 5.0 help file:

    • Program Reference | Actions | StatusDlg

    KEYWORDS: AutoPlay Media Studio 5.0, Actions, Status, Progress, Meter, Count

    Last reviewed: September 24, 2003
    Copyright © 2003 Indigo Rose Corporation. All rights reserved.