Introduction to Progress Indicators

A progress indicator shows that a lengthy task is under way. It can either be determinate and display how much of the task is done, or it can be indeterminate and display only that the application is busy.

Organization of This Document

This topic describes how to use a progress indicator. “About Progress Indicators” gives basic information on progress indicators. “Using Indeterminate Progress Indicators” and “Using Determinate Progress Indicators” describe how to use the different types of indicators.