This document lists changes made to the Progress API/SPI.

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Progress API

Allow to change display name of running progress task

Nov 25 '05; API spec. version: 1.5; affected top-level classes: ProgressHandle AggregateProgressHandle; made by: mkleint; issues: #68923

Added new method setDisplayName(String) to ProgressHandle and AggregateProgressHandle, allows to change the main identifying name of the progress task.

Adding createProgressComponent(AggregateProgressHandle) method to AggregateProgressFactory

Oct 19 '05; API spec. version: 1.3; affected top-level classes: AggregateProgressFactory AggregateProgressHandle; made by: mkleint; issues: #66554

For aggregated progress handles the equivalent of ProgressHandleFactory.createProgressComponent() was missing. Added in this version.

Adding setInitialDelay(int) method to ProgressHandle and AggregateProgressHandle

Sep 26 '05; API spec. version: 1.2; affected top-level classes: ProgressHandle AggregateProgressHandle; made by: mkleint; issues: #60966

The newly added methods allow to customize the amount of time that shall pass between the start of handle's progress and it's appearance in the status bar. If the progress task finishes fast enough it won't appear in the UI at all. The default value is around 0.5s.

For handles that are used in dialogs and elsewhere, this property has no effect and the handle's component is shown immediately.

Initial version released

May 4 '05; API spec. version: 1.0; made by: mkleint
first initial release of the progress api.

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