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ThreadWithQuasiModalProgressWindow Class Reference
Inheritance diagram for ThreadWithQuasiModalProgressWindow:
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class  Holder

Public Member Functions

 ThreadWithQuasiModalProgressWindow (const String &windowTitle, bool hasProgressBar, bool hasCancelButton, Holder *holder, int timeOutMsWhenCancelling=10000, const String &cancelButtonText=String(), Component *componentToCentreAround=nullptr)
 ~ThreadWithQuasiModalProgressWindow ()
bool runThread (int priority=5)
void setProgress (double newProgress)
void setStatusMessage (const String &newStatusMessage)
AlertWindow * getAlertWindow () const noexcept
virtual void threadComplete (bool userPressedCancel)

Detailed Description

A thread that automatically pops up a modal dialog box with a progress bar and cancel button while it's busy running.

These are handy for performing some sort of task while giving the user feedback about how long there is to go, etc.


class MyTask : public ThreadWithProgressWindow
MyTask() : ThreadWithProgressWindow ("busy...", true, true)
void run()
for (int i = 0; i < thingsToDo; ++i)
// must check this as often as possible, because this is
// how we know if the user's pressed 'cancel'
if (threadShouldExit())
// this will update the progress bar on the dialog box
setProgress (i / (double) thingsToDo);
// ... do the business here...
void doTheTask()
MyTask m;
if (m.runThread())
// thread finished normally..
// user pressed the cancel button..
See also
Thread, AlertWindow

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

ThreadWithQuasiModalProgressWindow ( const String &  windowTitle,
bool  hasProgressBar,
bool  hasCancelButton,
Holder holder,
int  timeOutMsWhenCancelling = 10000,
const String &  cancelButtonText = String(),
Component *  componentToCentreAround = nullptr 

Creates the thread.

Initially, the dialog box won't be visible, it'll only appear when the runThread() method is called.

windowTitlethe title to go at the top of the dialog box
hasProgressBarwhether the dialog box should have a progress bar (see setProgress() )
hasCancelButtonwhether the dialog box should have a cancel button
timeOutMsWhenCancellingwhen 'cancel' is pressed, this is how long to wait for the thread to stop before killing it forcibly (see Thread::stopThread() )
cancelButtonTextthe text that should be shown in the cancel button (if it has one). Leave this empty for the default "Cancel"
componentToCentreAroundif this is non-null, the window will be positioned so that it's centred around this component.


Member Function Documentation

AlertWindow* getAlertWindow ( ) const

Returns the AlertWindow that is being used.

bool runThread ( int  priority = 5)

Starts the thread and waits for it to finish.

This will start the thread, make the dialog box appear, and wait until either the thread finishes normally, or until the cancel button is pressed.

Before returning, the dialog box will be hidden.

prioritythe priority to use when starting the thread - see Thread::startThread() for values
true if the thread finished normally; false if the user pressed cancel
void setProgress ( double  newProgress)

The thread should call this periodically to update the position of the progress bar.

newProgressthe progress, from 0.0 to 1.0
See also
void setStatusMessage ( const String &  newStatusMessage)

The thread can call this to change the message that's displayed in the dialog box.

void threadComplete ( bool  userPressedCancel)

This method is called (on the message thread) when the operation has finished. You may choose to use this callback to delete the ThreadWithProgressWindow object.

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