Because the decision was made to support only XP themed look on Windows XP (themes can't be turned off), the progress bar had to be changed to use block/non-numbered style. I'm not sure why it needed to be changed but I think it didn't look right.
I don't know why this was done in all platforms though, maybe for consistency.
well is there no way to revert to the original progress bar ?thanks for replying.any one administrators moderators,anyone have an answer
Yea, I'll second that. I prefered the old progress bar too. I've been able to make an _IsUser.dll with a smooth progress bar, but the % number no longer shows itself.
great work,thanks if possible please send me a copy of it.thanks
Hello asha_jj and Paul D,
In SP we simply let the system draw the progress bar. The % number was drawn by InstallShield. Now we let the system to handle this common control to ensure the default and consistent user expereince.
I was curious what is behind the fact that you want a smooth progrss bar with %number?