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How to make a "status window" ?

Apr 4, 2012 5:08 AM



I'm trying to make a notice window to display some information to the user without blocking the form (this exclude the app.alert method).


What I would like to display is some kind of sticky note like the one that display the thermometer.


The AcrobatJavaScript Scripting Reference describes the thermometer object as "a combined status window/progress bar that indicates ti the user a lengthy operation in progress", so I guess what I want to display is a status window, but I can't get any reference to such a thing in the documentation...


Does it exist? How to create or manipulate it? Is there another way to get the same effect?

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    Apr 4, 2012 5:54 AM   in reply to Xiarea



    I don't think there is a specific status window but you could use a thermometer and just not update it so it just has a message stating that you are doing something and then when you are finished remove the thermometer.


    Hope this helps



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    Apr 4, 2012 7:37 AM   in reply to Xiarea

    You can add a text field to the form and display there the information.

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    Apr 5, 2012 2:32 AM   in reply to Xiarea



    The thermometer object has a property called



         Sets the text string that is displayed by the thermometer.


    So you could use that, on the screenAnnot object that is used for the displaying of flash ( and other multimedia) content so it might be a bit of overkill for it to be used to display a message to the user.


    You could use any of the other annotations but I think if the Thermometer is not an option Bernd's idea is the best solution.





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