reggie reggie - 2 months ago 19
CSS Question

Update progressbar in each loop

I have a progress bar that I update in a loop of many iterations.

https://jsfiddle.net/k29qy0do/32/
(open the console before you click the start button)

var progressbar = {};

$(function () {

progressbar = {

/** initial progress */
progress: 0,

/** maximum width of progressbar */
progress_max: 0,

/** The inner element of the progressbar (filled box). */
$progress_bar: $('#progressbar'),

/** Set the progressbar */
set: function (num) {
if (this.progress_max && num) {
this.progress = num / this.progress_max * 100;
console.log('percent: ' + this.progress + '% - ' + num + '/' + this.progress_max);

this.$progress_bar.width(String(this.progress) + '%');
}
},

fn_wrap: function (num) {
setTimeout(function() {
this.set(num);
}, 0);
}

};

});


$('#start_button').on('click', function () {

var iterations = 1000000000;

progressbar.progress_max = iterations;

var loop = function () {

for (var i = 1; i <= iterations; i++) {

if (iterations % i === 100) {

progressbar.set(i); //only updates the progressbar in the last iteration

//progressbar.fn_wrap(i); //even worse, since no output to the console is produced

}
}
}

//setTimeout(loop, 0);
loop();

});


The console is updated iteratively as expected.
However, the progressbar is not updating.

The problem is that the browser window seems to 'hang' until the loop finishes.
Only the console is updated, not the progressbar.

I have tried to add the setTimeout, as suggested below, in several places.
But that just makes things worse, because I then do not even get the console to output the progress while executing the loop.

Answer

Okay, I found a solution in the answer to this question:

Javascript: How to update a progress bar in a 'for' loop

var i = 0;
(function loop() {
    i++;
    if (iterations % i === 100) {
        progressbar.set(i); //updates the progressbar, even in loop    
    }   
    if (i < iterations) {
        setTimeout(loop, 0);
    }
})();

My solution: https://jsfiddle.net/ccvs4rer/3/