Updating the Progress Bar Widget
from TB8.9 SP1 to TB8.9 (2004) SP3 Decaf
Progress Bar Widget
Add a little more interaction to your ToolBook project
and at the same time let your users know where they are and how much
further they have to go... Using the Progress Bar Widget is simple, graphically
pleasing and a lot better than the standard Page # of ##.
And...it not only works in Native
ToolBook but it also is fully functional when exported to the web :-)
Click here to view
a demonstration of the Progress Bar Widget.
What is the Progress Bar Widget?
The Progress Bar Widget is a
simple progress indicator. It can be sized to fit your needs and you can
have more than one progress bar on the background and/or page, even in DHTML. So, whenever
you want to provide your users with a progress percentage, you have a
perfect application for Progress Bar.
Don't like the default color and
style in the Progress Bar category? That's easy to
change and you don't need anything special to make the change. That's because the Progress
Bar consists of simple ToolBook fields. So all you need to do is change
the colors and styles using the standard properties editor.
Don't like the size, height and
width - again that's easy, just resize it to suit your interface.
Be creative...go wild...the sky is
the limit! Here I have placed a .gif graphic over the progress
bar. You are actually seeing the green progress bar underneath the
graphic through a transparency that has been set on the graphic.
Why Do I Need the
Progress Bar Widget?
- All of the programming work has been done for you. You just
add it to your project and customize it to suit your needs and you are
- Even if you change your interface, updating the progress bar will
take just a few minutes.
- It will function exactly the same in native ToolBook, Neuron, and
- You can have multilevel progress bars to indicate progress in a
unit, lesson, and section all on the same page running at the same time.
- You can even use the progress bar to show progress while processing
your ToolBook scripts.
How Does the Progress Bar Widget Work During
The Progress Bar Widget is easy to use during development.
Just drag it onto your background from the catalog. The extended
properties will allow you to easily customize how the Progress Bar will
work in author and reader mode. You can have additional Progress Bars on
the background and/or on pages of your project if you wish.
Use the Re-Build percentage to automatically load the correct page
If you have more than one background you have a choice: Is the current
background a different section or part of the entire book. Maybe this the
quiz is a part of the learning experience and you want to show a different
Who Developed the Progress Bar Widget?
I am the creator of
the Progress Bar Widget. While I have used similar functionality in various
projects I have worked on over the years, I was unable to get this type of
tool to work when exported to the web. However, with the addition of
the Action Methods, I was able to make this work for Native and DHTML
Progress Bar Widget Features
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