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Re: modal dialogs
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: modal dialogs
- From: "Mark A. Tapia" <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 4 May 1992 13:51:44 -0400
- Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com (Guillaume Cartier) writes:
Does anyone know how to do some computations while
a modal dialog is showing the progress of the computations?
(like the Finder when it copies files...)
The with-progress-indication is a good start for the model
(I think it is in matts-utils in the contrib directory).
You probably need two dialogs - the modal dialog to initiate
the process (which exits properly) and a modified version
of with-progress-indication which will allow you to display
a progress bar (similar to the one used with copy for files
by the finder) and to update a text area (e.g the files copied
field) and to print a title.
The problem with modal-dialogs is that they become confused
if you display another dialog or window while they are active.
You could try to wrap the executing code in without-interrupts
and associating the code with a button. For a full example,
see the final eval-enqueue example in chapter 7 (Events) in
the MCL Reference Manual).