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Re: ProgressIndicator Questions

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  • Subject: [mg82302] Re: ProgressIndicator Questions
  • From: "Kevin J. McCann" <Kevin.McCann at>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2007 04:02:11 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: University System of Maryland
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Well, to confuse things even more. I am running 6.0.1 on XP and I do get 
the green on white and it seems to perform as desired.

ProgressIndicator[Dynamic[2 - Clock[2]], {0, 2}, ImageSize -> {75, 10}]


Murray Eisenberg wrote:
> No green here!  Under Windows XP, the ProgressIndicator bar is all 
> grayscale.  Your first two examples show gray diagonal stripes shading 
> into white.  The third example shows a solid, dark gray bar next to a 
> white bar, with shrinkage of the dark gray portion as time increases.
> I presume you're working on a different platform?   Or, if under Windows 
> XP, with a different theme?
> David Park wrote:
>> I would like to use a ProgressIndicator, not to indicate progress in a 
>> calculation, but to represent the transmission of information in a given 
>> direction. Here is an example from ProgressIndicator Help that indicates the 
>> type of display that I want:
>> ProgressIndicator[Dynamic[Clock[Infinity]], Indeterminate]
>> However, I want the ProgressIndicator to be much smaller and, as it would 
>> be, I want the information flow in the opposite direction. If I make the 
>> ProgressIndicator smaller there is no green portion to indicate a flow at 
>> all.

>> ProgressIndicator[Dynamic[Clock[Infinity]], Indeterminate,
>>  ImageSize -> {75, 10}]
>> I suspect this may be related to the width of the green portion and the 
>> width of the ProgressIndicator.
>> I can obtain a kind of right to left flow with the following construction:
>> ProgressIndicator[Dynamic[2 - Clock[2]], {0, 2},
>>  ImageSize -> {75, 10}]
>> My questions are:
>> 1) Is it possible to change the green and gray colors?
>> 2) Or better, is it possible to specify the width of the ProgressIndicator 
>> AND the location and width of the green region independently?
>> Or are there any suggestions for independently constructing a flow 
>> indicator, perhaps one that had the kind of shading that the 
>> ProgressIndicator has?
>> Thanks for any help on this.

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