In Applescript I use the
show progress command and I tried its
with cancel button attribute, but clicking the then appearing cancel cross when the script runs doesn’t do anything for me.
I use the following test code:
tell application id "DNtp"
show progress indicator "Working" steps 10 with cancel button
repeat with a from 1 to 10
step progress indicator "Step " & (a as string)
on error errStr number errNum
display dialog "error " & errStr
hide progress indicator
The error handler does not seem to be reached when I click the cancel button, rather the whole script runs to its normal end.
How can I respond to clicking the cancel button?
Add this to the
if cancelled progress then exit repeat
Cool! Will try this out!
Definitely worth using this for a long running script.
Thanks. This works.
PS: I rather use
if cancelled progress then error -128
That fits the logic of my script better.
From a day of experience I can say that
if cancelled progress works, but not always:
Sometimes I click the cross and nothing happens - even not after waiting for a while, but if you click again and again eventually the script will stop.
Any way to make it more responsive?
It depends on what’s going on. Some processes have to finish and can’t be interrupted.
The script is canceled as soon as the script checks
canceled progress again.
Yep, yep, I guess the
create web document calls in the loop make it so sluggish…