I am very beginner in the development of system screens and I have a question about what would fit best from the progress information. To report whether the status of any process in a process list is new, executed, in progress, canceled, or terminated with error, would it be better to display a progress bar, icons, or something else?

  • Can you show a screenshot of what you currently have?
    – 習約塔
    May 10, 2019 at 22:32

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For tasks in progress, progress bars are desirable, but you have listed states that cannot be represented by progress bars alone (new, executed, canceled, terminated with error). Depending on your interface, you could use icons, colors, or simply use text to describe the status.

Depending on your application, "new" may not be a useful state to indicate. More useful may be a duration or start time indicator.

  • Thanks for the answer. These statuses do not really fit. I've changed those different from "running" to a history screen May 10, 2019 at 17:32

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