Feedback - no overall progress indicator for downloads

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JohnO
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Feedback - no overall progress indicator for downloads

Postby JohnO » Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:29 am

Hello
I'm installing the trial product IA16 Studio edition, and to be safe I elected to download everything (via the Choose features) panel, even though I don't think I need any or many of them. Right now, I wish I hadn't, because it is taking a long time, but I have no idea how far I am through the whole installation. If there was an additional 'total' progress bar, I could easily decide whether to cancel this install and restart it but with only the features I think I need.

This begs the question, can IA show two progress bars: one overall and one current?

Regards, John

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Re: Feedback - no overall progress indicator for downloads

Postby FrancescoT » Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:56 pm

Dear John,

... of course you can add an additional progress bar to your Progress Dialog.

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Re: Feedback - no overall progress indicator for downloads

Postby JohnO » Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:59 am

Thanks Francesco.
Silly me to even think it wasn't possible :)
But it would be very helpful if your installer used it.

Regards, John

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Re: Feedback - no overall progress indicator for downloads

Postby FrancescoT » Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:50 am

... By the way,

The InstallAware setup itself does display global progress feedback on the Windows 7/8 taskbar using the global variables that permit such display.

The IA predefined variables that control this functionality are; CUSTOM_TASKBAR_PROGRESS_ENABLED, CUSTOM_TASKBAR_PROGRESS_MAX & CUSTOM_TASKBAR_PROGRESS_PERCENT.

Please refer to IA documentation for more details.

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