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Simple spinner for console app on long operations, providing viaul feedback.
Public Class ConsoleSpinner
Private counter As Integer
Public Sub New()
counter = 0
End Sub
Public Sub Turn(userText As String)
counter += 1
Dim cursor As String = ""
Select Case counter Mod 4
Case 0
cursor = "/"
Case 1
cursor = "-"
Case 2
cursor = "\"
Case 3
cursor = "|"
End Select
''adding 20 characters to overwrite any name
Dim buffer As String = " "
Dim contentLength = cursor.Length + userText.Length + counter.ToString().Length + 22
Console.Write(String.Format("{0} {1} {2}{3}", counter, cursor, userText, buffer))
Console.SetCursorPosition(Console.CursorLeft - contentLength, Console.CursorTop)
End Sub
End Class
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