represents a progress indicator with setting x in the range 0 to 1.


takes the setting to be the dynamically updated current value of x.


represents a progress indicator with range xmin to xmax.


represents a progress indicator with indeterminate range.

Details and Options

  • ProgressIndicator[] displays in a notebook as a progress indicator going from left to right; it does not allow interactive modification.
  • ProgressIndicator[x,Indeterminate] displays as an object that changes whenever x changes. »
  • The following options can be given:
  • Appearance Automaticthe overall appearance of the progress indicator
    BaselinePosition Automaticalignment relative to surrounding text
    BaseStyle{}base style for the progress indicator
    ImageMargins 0margins around the image of the progress indicator
    ImageSize Automaticthe overall image size of the progress indicator
  • ProgressIndicator[] is equivalent to ProgressIndicator[0].
  • ProgressIndicator[Appearance->val] can create an indeterminate progress indicator that runs constantly. Settings for val that create such indicators include:
  • "Indeterminate"
  • The settings for BaseStyle are appended to the default style typically given by the "ProgressIndicator" style in the current stylesheet.


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Basic Examples  (1)

Create a progress indicator set at 0.8 in the default range 0 to 1:

Scope  (3)

Use the default range 0 to 1:

Use the fixed range 0 to 10:

Use an unknown range, and indicate change in the progress variable:

Generalizations & Extensions  (1)

Options  (4)

Appearance  (1)

Predefined progress indicator appearances:

BaselinePosition  (1)

Align with surrounding text:

ImageMargins  (1)

Add margins to the indicator:

ImageSize  (1)

Specify the overall image size:

Applications  (3)

Display the progress of a computation:

Use Indeterminate to indicate activity of unknown duration:

Use EvaluationMonitor to track solution activity in numerical functions:

Display activity indefinitely:

Properties & Relations  (2)

The zero-argument case is equivalent to zero progress:

Use PrintTemporary to display a progress indicator while a cell is evaluating:

Wolfram Research (2007), ProgressIndicator, Wolfram Language function,


Wolfram Research (2007), ProgressIndicator, Wolfram Language function,


Wolfram Language. 2007. "ProgressIndicator." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research.


Wolfram Language. (2007). ProgressIndicator. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from


@misc{reference.wolfram_2024_progressindicator, author="Wolfram Research", title="{ProgressIndicator}", year="2007", howpublished="\url{}", note=[Accessed: 29-May-2024 ]}


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