WPF ProgressBar: Value and Maximum

Use the WPF ProgressBar control. Set the Value and access the Maximum.

ProgressBar, WPF. A ProgressBar graphically displays progress. As it is updated, by setting its Value property, it displays a colored bar. We set its Foreground, and use its Value and Maximum properties.

To begin, please create a WPF project and drag a ProgressBar to your Window. Now, adjust some of the attributes on the ProgressBar in the XAML. Change the Foreground—we use a fish color ("Salmon") here.
Name: I added the Name attribute to the ProgressBar. I chose the short (but not descriptive) Name of "B".

Next, I added a separate Button control by dragging it to the Window. I specified the "Click" attribute and pressed tab to have Visual Studio create the C# method Button_Click. This method is where the ProgressBar is changed.
Example markup: XAML <Window x:Class="WpfApplication27.MainWindow" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation" xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml" Title="MainWindow" Height="350" Width="525"> <Grid> <ProgressBar HorizontalAlignment="Left" Height="10" Margin="10,10,0,0" VerticalAlignment="Top" Width="100" Name="B" Foreground="Salmon"/> <Button Content="Add" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Margin="115,10,0,0" VerticalAlignment="Top" Width="75" Click="Button_Click"/> </Grid> </Window> Example code: C# using System.Windows; using System.Windows.Controls; namespace WpfApplication27 { /// <summary> /// Interaction logic for MainWindow.xaml /// </summary> public partial class MainWindow : Window { public MainWindow() { InitializeComponent(); } private void Button_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e) { // ... Add 1/5 to the ProgressBar. B.Value += (B.Maximum / 5); // ... See if ProgressBar has reached its max. if (B.Value == B.Maximum) { // ... Change button Content. Button button = sender as Button; button.Content = "DONE"; } } } }

Changing the ProgressBar. In Button_Click, I increase the Value property of the ProgressBar by one-fifth of its Maximum. So if you click on the Button five times, the ProgressBar is at 100%.
And: When the Value equals the maximum of the ProgressBar with name "B", the Button is changed to display "DONE".

ValueChanged. One useful event handler on the ProgressBar is ValueChanged. This is not shown in the example, but it functions in a similar way to ValueChanged on the Slider control. Please check out that article for an example.Slider

Summary. In many programs, a ProgressBar is meant to update as a program completes a long-running task. Occasionally, a ProgressBar is used to indicate progress in a sign-up form. This control indicates a linear progression.

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