ProgressBar Control (Windows Forms)


The ToolStripProgressBar control replaces and adds functionality to the ProgressBar control; however, the ProgressBar control is retained for both backward compatibility and future use, if you choose.

The Windows Forms ProgressBar control indicates the progress of an action by displaying an appropriate number of rectangles arranged in a horizontal bar. When the action is complete, the bar is filled. Progress bars are commonly used to give the user an indication of how long to wait for a protracted action to complete—for instance, when a large file is being loaded.

In This Section

ProgressBar Control Overview
Introduces the general concepts of the ProgressBar control, which enables you to graphically display the progress of an operation.

How to: Set the Value Displayed by the Windows Forms ProgressBar Control
Discusses a number of different ways to increase the value displayed by the ProgressBar control.


Provides reference information on the class and its members.

Controls to Use on Windows Forms
Provides a complete list of Windows Forms controls, with links to information on their use.