How to use the Progress Bar component
As you can see on the screenshots below, with 3D Control Magic you have the possibility to create enhanced Progress Bars with several graphical options that will allow a perfect integration into modern user interfaces.
All you have to do is to place a Ctl3dProgressBar control control into your form
Then you should define the range of supported values inside the Minimum and Maximum properties: if for example you are going to display a percentage advancement, you will set these properties to 0 and 100 respectively. The current value can be set through the Value property.
Differently from the standard .NET progress bar, the control can not only have a horizontal but can also have a vertical and a radial evolution; furthermore, you can decide the direction of the progress evolution through the ProgressBarType property.
You can manage the color of the portion of the progress bar's surface still not covered by the advancement (the green area on the screenshot above) through the ProgressBarColor property; last but not least, if the control has been set to display a special effect, as seen in the screenshot above, you can decide on which portion of the control the progress bar will graphically evolve through the ProgressBarFillMode property.
Just for curiosity, an alternative way to simulate a progress bar is through the use of cells: you simply need adding a single cell, set its look and reposition it as needed as seen on the screenshot below:
Details about the setup of cells can be found inside the How to manage cells tutorial.
The simplest way to change colors and options applied to the Progress Bar style is to use, inside 3D Button Visual Editor, the Progress Bar tab. At run-time each of these properties can be referenced by name.
Note: The images below have hot links to take you to explanations of the various button settings.