I have a lengthy SKILL script on a layout and it would be helpful to be able to see progress as it occurs. Is there a way to have the layout update at selected points in the script?
Also, the CIW is updating but doesn't make its first update visible until part way through the script after several printf statements have executed. Is there a way to force an update to the CIW as printf statements are executed?
Having this capability would help with the user interface so that users can plan their activities better and not be confused by what might look like a frozen script.
Thanks guys for your suggestions, however, neither hiFlush or hiRedraw seemed to have any effect. I placed them thruought the script and it still waits until about 3 out of 5 steps have completed before updating the CIW and the layout display doesn't update until the very end. It is like SKILL just wants to run at full speed without updating the display or CIW until it reaches some point in execution and gets a microsecond to service system display tasks.
In Visual Basic there is a doEvents command that forces servicing Windows commands - that would be nice to have in SKILL.
Maybe if I put some sleep commands in it will allow the display updates to occur.
I will try the progress bar ideas, although that will not be as good as if I could see the actual progress.