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Long Process - Do you show the status of progress bar on winform's title?

Created on 27 Nov 2012 | Last updated by Rebecca Liu on 19 Nov 2014 07:13 AM (over 6 years ago)

The importance of having the status of progress bar on winform's title:

  • Users can clearly see the progress status.
  • If the winform is minimized to taskbar, users still can see the progress status.

The form title should take the form of "[XX]% Completed - [Task Description] - [Product Name]". There is another relevant rule about the winform title.

Figure: Bad Example - The winform's title does not contain the progress status

Figure: Good Example - The winform's title contains the status of progress bar

Figure: Good Example - You can clearly see the progress status from taskbar when you have the windows minimized

TaskBarProgress
Figure: Good Example - Windows 7 shows the progress in the taskbar (which is visible even when the application is minimized)


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