I recently needed to create a progress dialog in a Java Swing application.

I came across this snippet which was very helpful. The main gist of this being that jDialog’s setVisible method is blocking, hence the need to run it in a seperate thread:

Thread t = new Thread(new Runnable() {
  public void run() {
    dlg.setVisible(true);
  }
});
t.start();

The final result looks very nice (especially with a nice lookandfeel).

jDialog progress bar

Matt

 

Matt Reid

Lead Software Architect. Java/Node enthusiast, badminton lover, foodie.

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