Friday, January 22, 2010

MEL: Progress Window

Ever wanted to build a progress window into a script you're running that is taking a long time? MEL has one built in already, and it works quite well!



int $amount = 0;

progressWindow
-title "Doing Nothing"
-progress $amount
-status "Sleeping: 0%"
-isInterruptable true;

while (true) {

// Check if the dialog has been cancelled
if ( `progressWindow -query -isCancelled` ) break;

// Check if end condition has been reached
if ( `progressWindow -query -progress` >= 100 ) break;

$amount += 5;

progressWindow -edit
-progress $amount
-status ("Sleeping: "+$amount+"%");

pause -seconds 1;
}

progressWindow -endProgress;

You can find it in the MEL help file. It's fun.

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