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C# ProgressBar

By Nikhil Kumar on Feb 22 2009
The attached project shows how to use a progress bar control in C# and Windows Forms.
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A ProgressBar control is used to display the progress of some activity.

The attached application creates a ProgressBar and shows the server activity. The project is developed using C#, Windows Forms, and Visual Studio 2005.

The UI of the application looks like following.

The source code is listed below.

As you can see below, I add a timer control to the form and on the timer tick event handler, I increament the value of the progressbar.

Download the attached project for more details.


namespace Progress_Bar
    public partial class Form1 : Form
        public Form1()

        // Call the function of tick event of the timer:_...
        // Set the timer Intervel at 60:_
        // Set the timer enabled "True" by the timer properties:_
        private void timer1_Tick(object sender, EventArgs e)

        //Create the function for progress bar:_
        public void fn_prbar_()
            label1.Text = "Connecting to server_  "  + progressBar1.Value.ToString() +  "%";
            if (progressBar1.Value == progressBar1.Maximum)
                MessageBox.Show("Server has been connected");