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Simulating JProgressBar progress

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Joined: May 02, 2001
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I have an applet that I'm writing for a demo. I have a GUI and am hardcoding some functionality to make it appear for the client that my applet is doing what it will eventually do dynamically.
I have a JProgressBar that I want to "update" while the client is waiting for something to happen. I understand how to set the value of the JProgressBar.
My problem is how to make the applet wait for a specified amount of time between setting the value of the JProgressBar. Just to simulate the user's wait time to show functionality.
How can I do this? Most of what I've read has to do with threads and updating which is quite useful when I actually do the real applet, but this is just a demo and I don't want to go into all that just to make the system wait for a second or two.
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Matt Robinson

Joined: Apr 30, 2001
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One of the first examples in chapter 13 here: involves a JProgressBar that takes a few seconds to complete.. i think this will have what you are looking for
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I got the demo working fine, but what's the procedure if you're using a JPanel in a JApplet instead of a JFrame in an application?
I agree. Here's the link:
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