System Tray ProgressIndicator in Windows Phone 7.5 or Mango phone

Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) provides a Progress Indicator on System Tray to show progress of async operation.

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ProgressIndicator is a dependency object and can be data bind to the System Tray. ProgressIndicator class is defined as below,

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Using ProgressIndicator

To use ProgressIndicator, first you need to add the namespace,

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And then create it as below,

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On the async operation status you can set visibility to false.

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Finally you need to set it to the System Tray or Status Bar as below,

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Putting all together below listed source code will give you output shown earlier in the post.


using System.Windows.Media;
using Microsoft.Phone.Controls;
using Microsoft.Phone.Shell;
namespace PhoneApp2
{
public partial class MainPage : PhoneApplicationPage
{
public MainPage()
{
InitializeComponent();
SystemTray.SetIsVisible(this, true);
SystemTray.SetOpacity(this, 0.5);
SystemTray.SetBackgroundColor(this, Colors.Black);
SystemTray.SetForegroundColor(this, Colors.Blue);
ProgressIndicator progressIndicator = new ProgressIndicator();
progressIndicator.IsVisible = true;
progressIndicator.IsIndeterminate = true;
progressIndicator.Text = "Hey I am Progress Indicator";
SystemTray.SetProgressIndicator(this, progressIndicator);

}
}
}

 

In this way you can use system tray progress indicator. I hope this post was useful. Thanks for reading  Smile

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