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
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