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Tech Tip: Using a thermometer to show a job's status
PRODUCT: 4D | VERSION: 6.5 | PLATFORM: Mac & Win
Published On: September 22, 2000
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Using a Thermometer is a great idea, especially when you are executing a method that
requires some amount of time to process. It allows you to see the activity and status of the current job. There are a variety of ways that thermometers can be used. The following is a simple example of using a thermometer.
This form has two objects in it, a thermometer object and a text variable. The main purpose of these objects is to keep track of the time in seconds.

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Here is the Form method that changes the value of the thermometer:

When the form is loaded, you will start seeing the changes on the thermometer as the time increases.

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Here is the code that you can copy and paste into your own project:
If (Form event=On Load )
SET TIMER(60)
Thermometer1:=0
End if

If (Form event=On Timer )
If (Thermometer1<=60)
Thermometer1:=Thermometer1+1
Statustxt:=String(Thermometer1)+" Seconds"
Else
Thermometer1:=0
End if
End if