Where was I? So yes, it was Netscape's dialog, but Microsoft's common control which was not functioning properly (although there is about a 50-50 chance for whose side of the fence the problem is on), but at times like this I do get uppity about software quality or lack thereof because the nature of my skills usually put me in the position of working around someone else's poor design.
Usually I just shake my head before taking the screen shots.posted by plinth at 4:39 PM on April 11, 2000
And yes, there is a common API for progress bars, plinth, but it's up to the programmer to update them correctly. Remember, the little numbers above the progress bar aren't linked to the progress bar unless there's code that does so explicitly -- you have to pass the max and current values into the API, and it will draw your bar for you. If Netscape isn't passing in the right max, then you'll get what you see -- it ain't Microsoft's fault. (Yep, I've made many many dialogs with that same API and control, and I've never seen an instance where it does the math wrong, unless I'm passing in an idiotic value. Programmer's error.
I reiterate -- I doubt seriously that Microsoft's control is responsible for that dialog box. (And, given the major other problems throughout Netscape's UI, I lean even more towards that being the problem.)posted by delfuego at 7:35 PM on April 11, 2000
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