ProgressBar not running with window.show

Hi everyone,

I’ve been Googling a lot and ain’t able to make this work.

Essentially, I’m designing a WPF form with a progress bar while I run som lenghty stuff behind.
While this may seem rather easy and basic, I am no coder just a very resourceful guy.

My problem is when I use $window.ShowDialog(), the animation works perfectly but of course doesn’t run anything because it’s a modal form. Of course I went with $window.Show() which does bring up the WPF form and runs my stuff but the progressbar animation ain’t working. I tried with “runspace” and my latest test is with “start-job”.

As you will see, I’m not doing much in my code, it’s a “proof of concept”. I will be adding this to a way bigger PS1 file once it’ll be working.

Thanks for any help you can give me.

Here is my code for the PS1 file.

Add-Type -AssemblyName PresentationFramework

function Load-Xaml {
	[xml]$xaml = Get-Content -Path $PSScriptRoot\ProgressBar1.xaml
	$manager = New-Object System.Xml.XmlNamespaceManager -ArgumentList $xaml.NameTable
	$manager.AddNamespace("x", "http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml");
	$xamlReader = New-Object System.Xml.XmlNodeReader $xaml
	[Windows.Markup.XamlReader]::Load($xamlReader)
}

$ScriptBlock = {
	sleep 10
	}

$window = Load-Xaml
#$window.Add_Closing( { $_.Cancel = $true; } ) 
$window.Topmost=$true

$Worker = Start-Job -scriptblock $ScriptBlock
$window.Show()

Do {
	#I added these lines to be sure something is actually going on
	Write-Host "." -NoNewline
	Start-Sleep -Seconds 1
} While ( $Worker.state -notlike "Completed" )

$window.Close()

Here is my XALM code, which again is very basic

    
        
    

Your XAML code is not visible, post it via gist and add gist the link to the post.

I’ve removed the leading “<” so I can post this correctly.

Please assume those are there.

Window>
        xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
        xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
        Title="ProgressBar" Height="100" Width="300" ResizeMode="NoResize" HorizontalAlignment="Center" VerticalAlignment="Center" WindowStartupLocation="CenterScreen" Topmost="True" WindowStyle="ToolWindow" ScrollViewer.VerticalScrollBarVisibility="Disabled" IsHitTestVisible="False">

    Grid Margin="20">
        ProgressBar Name="pbStatus" IsIndeterminate="True" />
    /Grid>
/Window>