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Re: Re: ProgressIndicator Questions

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  • Subject: [mg82350] Re: [mg82302] Re: ProgressIndicator Questions
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2007 04:52:35 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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No actual confusion now:  You saw that, undoubtedly, because you are 
using the default Windows XP "Windows XP style" appearance for the OS. 
But I was using the "Windows Class style" appearance.  ProgressIndicator 
takes the form appropriate to the platform which, at least in the case 
of Windows, includes the style (theme, skin) in use.

Kevin J. McCann wrote:
> 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}]
> Kevin
> 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.

Murray Eisenberg                     murray at
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