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Sonic Progress Bar ActiveX Control - Ver 2.0.0
  • Show Your Progress in an Exclusive Way.
  • More than 31 Beautiful Built-in Novel Themes in just one ActiveX.
  • Modernize and Beautify All Your Visual Basic 6.0 Projects Easily.
  • Works with VB .Net, Visual C++ 6.0, C# .Net, MS Access, Delphi, Xbase++, etc.
  • Compatible with Sonic Frame 2.0
  • Simple Drag & Drop ActiveX Solution.
  • Full 32 & 64 bit Support and Compatible with Windows 8, 7, Vista & XP.
  • Royalty-Free Distribution and Easy Deployment with Your Compiled Projects.
  • Download Free Fully Functional ActiveX Control.

Sonic Progress Bar ActiveX Control replaces your old boring progress bars with extremely stylish and customizable control. The new activex control can be used as a progress bar or as a busy bar.

Sonic Progress Bar ActiveX Control

The possible applications and uses of the control can be from a simple progress bar to a component of a highly attractive bar chart. The limitation is only your imagination.

This Super version (Ver 2) is a highly advanced version and contains 31 beautiful built-in themes. All themes can be customized according to Interface requirements of your projects within matter of seconds.

The package also comes with a selective collection of free Cover & Back pictures to create excellent custom styles using the built-in themes.

Equipped with the Latest foolproof Registration and Online Activation technology the developers can now distribute their end products with our ActiveX Control hassle free and without any fear in mind of their users obtaining the full version privileges.

This Major release has been equipped with additional features like busy bar animation effects and special events, to reduce your time in designing graphics and coding interfaces and makes you focus more on functional aspects of your software.

You may download the Demo Studio application for the Sonic Progress Bar below and test the Fully Functional ActiveX Control file immediately in your Projects. The ActiveX Control can be Activated to Full Version anytime by purchasing a valid Activation Code according to the number of Computers or Developers of your choice. Until you purchase a License you can try the ActiveX Control and explore the Samples and Demo Applications as long as you need.

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    Excellent Styles and Ease of Use
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  • Easy integration to your IDEs, just Drag & Drop the ActiveX control to the Components Panel or Toolbox.
  • 31 Different built-in popular Bar Themes including XP, Vista, Mac, Office2007 & Safari styles.
  • All built-in themes are designed to suit the similar themes is Sonic Frame Ver 2.0 exclusively.
    • Ample of Themes and Customizable Colors & Shapes
  • Unlimited user-defined themes can be created easily using the available properties.
  • Additional Busy Bar option for all themes to animate the bar at busy times.
  • Fully customizable Block to get desired colors and shades from the built-in styles.
  • Customizable Border Style and Colors.
  • Adjustable Round Shape Effect to create rounded rectangle, oval or circle shaped Progress Bars.
    • Great Caption Features
  • Fully customizable Bar Caption with Caption Shadow option.
  • Caption Alignment option with Caption Auto Rotation according to the Bar orientation.
  • Unicode support for Progress Bar Caption.
  • Direct input of Unicode text to the Caption via coding or IDE properties page.
  • Maximum value property to auto calculate the percentage of the progress.
  • Option of showing the Progress value adjacent to the Bar Caption is added.
  • Anti-aliased text rendering to produce splendid texts with the latest Clear Type Fonts and old Fonts.
    • Wonderful Background Features and Picture Effects
  • Custom Block Picture option to create unique styles or imitate existing styles.
  • Cover Picture option with Alpha Blending to create splendid styles.
  • Back Picture option to change the background to suite the application well.
    • Amazing Special Features
  • 5 Different Busy Animation Styles and Customizable Speed to create user defined busy bars.
  • Option to select the orientation of the progress bar in both Horizontal and Vertical.
  • Bar Flip mode to switch the direction of the progress animation.
  • With a single click, Saving the entire Progress Bar Settings or just Theme Settings to an external file or a String and Loading the Settings from an external file or a String is possible in this version. This leads to an easy transformation of all the Progress Bar settings from one project to another and allows the preservation of creative designs for future usage. You can also provide your end users with different theme files for your Applications.

  •   And much more...

      Product Details
  • Name : Sonic Progress Bar
  • Version : 2.0.0
  • Component Type : ActiveX Control
  • ActiveX File : SonicProgressBar.ocx (192 KB)
  • Catalog ID : SVC0003
  • Released Date : 15th June 2009
    • Supported IDEs / Programming Languages
  • Visual Basic 5 & 6
  • Visual Studio .Net 2002, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010 & 2012
  • Visual Studio Express Editions 2005, 2008, 2010 & 2012
  • Visual C++
  • Borland Delphi
  • REAL Basic
  • Microsoft VBA IDEs like MS Access / MS Excel / MS PowerPoint (2003 / 2007 / 2010 / 2013)
  • Visual FoxPro
  • Alaska Xbase ++
  • HTML / HTA / DHTML (Websites Using VB Script)
  • And all other IDEs which support ActiveX Technology.
  • *Note : Please note that not all IDEs are capable of supporting all the features of the Sonic Progress Bar ActiveX Control due to the limitations and restrictions of their own environments.

      Supported Operating Systems
         Full Compatibility
  • Windows 8 (32/64 bit)
  • Windows 7 (32/64 bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 (32/64 bit)
  • Windows Vista (32/64 bit)
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows MCE
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Me
  • Windows 2000

  •      Partial Compatibility
  • Windows 98
  • Windows NT
  • Windows 95
    • Using ActiveX Control
  • To add the ActiveX Control to your IDE, just select the name Sonic Progress Bar ActiveX Control in the Components section or Drag & Drop the SonicProgressBar.ocx file to the Components Panel or Toolbox.
  • To change the Progress Bar Theme change the value of BarTheme in the property page.
  • When entering a Unicode text string directly to the Caption property of the Progress Bar, first select a Unicode Font such as "Arial Unicode MS" and then enter each Unicode Character by typing "~$" followed by the Decimal value of the specific character in 5 digits.

         Example : SonicProBar1.Caption = "Hello ~$01582~$01608 ~$01605"
  • To save the settings of a Sonic Progress Bar at Runtime press 'Ctrl' + 'Alt' keys together and Right Click on the required Progress Bar. The settings will be saved in a file with extension ".spbs" where the application is running from.
    • Product Activation
  • You must purchase a valid Activation Code from our website to activate the product to Full Version and remove the Demo Notification from your projects. To enter the Activation Code go to the "Register ActiveX" section in the Demo Studio and then paste the string of code exactly as is, without any line breaks, leading or trailing spaces. Then click the "Activate" button to begin the online instant activation process.
  • If the Activation is successful then a message "Activation Successful !" will appear and your Registration Information and License Details will be shown on the "Register ActiveX" page.
    • Deploying ActiveX Control with Your Projects
  • You must re-distribute the Sonic Progress Bar ActiveX Control (SonicProgressBar.ocx) with your compiled projects to your clients' or end users' computers along with your compiled Applications for them to work properly. The ".ocx" file must be available either in the System Folder (ex: “C:\Windows\System32\” or “C:\Windows\SysWOW64\”) or the same folder where your application’s executable is.
  • If you have properly activated the product before compiling your projects then the Activation information of ActiveX Control will be embedded into your Applications, and therefore you do not need to activate the product on their machines.
  • If you want to re-distribute the ActiveX Control along with a non compiled source code project, then you must activate the product on their machines as well, in order to remove the Demo Notification. For this you need to have had purchased enough Licenses to do the Activation in all end user machines.
  • You should not give away your Activation Code to your clients or end users, unless you have purchased enough Licenses to do so. If you give away the Activation Code, then your clients can also use the Activation Privileges and therefore you will lose the total number of Activations for that particular Activation Code.
    • Advanced Usages
  • Please refer to the Demo Applications and Sample Projects given with the Demo Studio to easily understand the advanced usages of the control.
    • Performance Optimization
  • Don't use large sized Images for Progress Bar Cover & Back Pictures. Use the provided pictures which are located at the "Covers" folder inside the Demo Studio's installation folder.
  • Try to get your Progress Bar's appearance by the available options instead of using external images unless necessary.
  • The speed of rendering increases when not using any Cover Pictures.
  • Adjust the BusySpeed value according to your need of the animation speed. Higher the value the higher it consumes the CPU power.
  • Product Licensing Information

    You can purchase 3 types of Licenses through the payment methods we provide. After your purchase we'll send you an Activation Code through email where it can be used to activate the Sonic Progress Bar ActiveX Control on your computers according to the License type.
      1. Single Developer License - US$ 21
  • The Activation Code provided can only be used by a Single Developer on Two Computers such as a Desktop or a Laptop.
    • 2. Group Developer License - US$ 79
  • The Activation Code provided can only be used by either 10 Developers or can be used only on 10 Computers to activate the Software.
    • 3. Enterprise Developer License - US$ 149
  • The Activation Code provided can only be used to activate the Software at the particular Site / Company either by 100 Developers or can be used only on 100 Computers at the same Site / Company.
  • All license types include Royalty Free Distribution of the ActiveX control with your projects (you can install them on your clients' machines for free) and Unlimited Run Time.

    We provide free technical support for all license types as well.

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