Indesign progress bar doesn't show value

Community Beginner ,
Jan 07, 2021 Jan 07, 2021

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Hi, guys!

I am trying to create a script that is searching for some images in over 100 fodlers. Since it takes much time to complete it, it would be nice the user to have a progress bar. I read the documentation for indesign scripting and also searched for some pregress bar scripting examples over the web, but it still seems I am doing somethig wrong - my progress bar does not show value.

 

I tried to:

alert the value of the progress bar, just to see if it is changeing - it does;

tried to hide/show the progress bar, hoping that it will refresh and will change it's value - still doesn't;

tried to use window.update() method - still nothing;

I even set a value bigger than 0 in the beginning just to see if is shows something, but it stil doesn't work...

 

Can some more experienced than me (I am relatively new to scripting) have a look at the code and maybe point out my mistake?

 

    var ArchCats = ArchFolder.getFiles()

    var ProgBarWin = new Window("window","Progress",[0,0,500,150])
    ProgBarWin.CatProgText = ProgBarWin.add("statictext",[50,20,450,40],"")
    ProgBarWin.ProgText = ProgBarWin.add("statictext",[50,60,450,80],"")
    ProgBarWin.progBar = ProgBarWin.add("progressbar",[50,100,450,130],0,ArchCats.length)

    ProgBarWin.center()
    ProgBarWin.show()

    for (j=0;j<ArchCats.length;j++) {
        ProgBarWin.CatProgText.text = "Searching cat "+j+" out of "+ArchCats.length
        ProgBarWin.progBar.value = j+1

        var ArchCat = ArchCats[j]
        if (ArchCat instanceof Folder) {
            var _sentFolders = ArchCat.getFiles("_sent")
            if (_sentFolders.length<1){
                alert("There is no _sent folder in catalog "+ArchCat.name+" It will not be processed")
                continue;
            }
            else {
                var ArchPages = _sentFolders[0].getFiles()
                for (arp = 0;arp<ArchPages.length;arp++) {
                    ProgBarWin.ProgText.text = "Searching page "+arp+" out of "+ArchPages.length
                    DefineFoldersAndSearch(ArchPages[arp])
                }
            }
        }
    }

 

 

Thanks in advance,

Denis.

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Jan 07, 2021 Jan 07, 2021

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Jan 07, 2021 Jan 07, 2021

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Try creating it as a palette instead of window. 

var ProgBarWin = new Window("palette","Progress",[0,0,500,150])

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Jan 07, 2021 Jan 07, 2021

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Thank you for your response, Brian!

 

I tired, but it still doesn't work. The strange thing to me here is that if  I "alert" the value of the progress bar, it changes, but the progress bad does not show it itself - stays "empty". Even if I set its starting value at somehing higher than 0, it doesn't change...

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Jan 08, 2021 Jan 08, 2021

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Hi, below script shows all files from specified folder,

maybe this is what you are looking for.

$.sleep(1000) - one second delay for demonstrates working

function get_files(path){
	var folder = Folder(path).getFiles()
	for(var i = 0; i < folder.length; i++){
		if(File(folder[i]).constructor.name == 'Folder'){get_files(folder[i])}
		else{ArchCats.push(File(folder[i]).fsName)}
	}
}

var ArchCats = []
get_files('C:/Download/')

var winbar = new Window('palette','Progress')
winbar.pro = winbar.add('progressbar', undefined, 0, ArchCats.length)
winbar.pro.preferredSize = [300,20]
winbar.pro_text = ''
winbar.pro_static = winbar.add('statictext', [10, 10, 310, 25], winbar.pro_text)
winbar.pro_count = 1
winbar.show()

for(var i = 0; i < ArchCats.length; i++){
	winbar.pro_static.text = ArchCats[i]
	winbar.pro.value = winbar.pro_count
	winbar.pro_count++
	winbar.update()
	$.sleep(1000)
}
winbar.close()

 

 

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Jan 08, 2021 Jan 08, 2021

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Thank you SychevKA!

I copied the part of your script where you create the window with the progressbar and used it in the place of mine script, but it also didn't work. I am starting to think the problem might be caused of the indesdign version I am using... Could it be?

 

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Jan 08, 2021 Jan 08, 2021

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Does my script work with your ID version? If yes, the problem is in your code.

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Jan 14, 2021 Jan 14, 2021

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After all there was a mistake in my script (in a function I defined the progress bar winddow again which caused it to look like it was not updated). I have a long way in front of me!...

 

Thank you for the help. 🙂

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