Thursday, August 14, 2008

Old School Wait Animation

I noticed today something a little funny about the Visual Studio 2008 SP1 setup screen:

Notice the little black line at the below the 2nd progress bar at the bottom right? It's actually an old school ASCII wait animation that consists of displaying /-\|.

I'm not sure why they felt a need to add it under a progress bar, the fact that there is a progress bar is kind of a tip off that I need to wait. But like I said, it's funny and may have just been some humor on a programmer's part.


Anonymous said...

yeah, the sql server 2008 has a similar thing, i had wondered about it myself. The funny thing is you're not the chris rickard i was looking for, i totally thought it was his blog till i saw your photo

Chris Rickard said...

I know, what are the chances of 2 Chris Rickards both into both into Microsoft development?